Erdős magic

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Paul Erdős was a giant of twentieth century mathematics. Born in 1913 he was a child prodigy whose talents were well cultivated in his native Budapest. Dubbed Der Zauberer von Budapest he moved onto the world stage in his early 20s. And there he stayed, extraordinarily active right until his death in 1996.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Mathematics of Paul Erdos I, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781461472582, 9781461472575
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)

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Spencer, J. (2013). Erdős magic. In The Mathematics of Paul Erdos I, Second Edition (pp. 43-46). Springer New York.