## Hungarian wins top mathematics prize

March 21st, 2012 in Other Sciences / Mathematics** Hungarian Endre Szemeredi has won the Abel prize, considered to be the "Nobel" for mathematics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced on Wednesday.**

Szemeredi, 71, who works both at the Hungarian Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics and at the US Rutgers university's department of computer sciences, was awarded the prize for his work in so-called discrete mathematics, the study of mathematical structures.

"Endre Szemeredi revolutionised discrete mathematics by introducing original and ingenious techniques, and solving a number of fundamental problems," the academy said in a statement.

The prize, worth some 800,000 euros ($1.05 million), will be awarded to Szemeredi on May 22 in Oslo by King Harald of Norway.

*(c) 2012 AFP*

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