Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has congratulated Hungarian mathematician László Lovász on winning this year’s Abel Prize, an honour presented by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and regarded as one of the highest honors in mathematics, the PM’S press chief said on Thursday.
In his congratulatory letter Orbán wrote that
“It is in an uplifting feeling for all of us whenever the outstanding performances of our compatriots are recognised around the world. But this time we can be especially proud that after 2005 and 2012, the Abel Prize, which many consider to be the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, has again been awarded to a Hungarian scientist.”
Orbán said he was glad to hear that Lovász and Israel’s Avi Wigderson had been awarded the prize for their contributions to discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science and role in establishing them as central areas of modern mathematics.
The Abel Prize was established in 2002 to recognise outstanding scientific work in the field of mathematics.
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