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László Lovász receives the Prima Primissima Award

Authors Annamária Tárczy
Publication date 2022-12-07

The aim of the founders, caretakers and supporters of the award is to create value by recognizing values and to set an example by highlighting role models

This year, prominent representatives of Hungarian intellectual life, art, science and sport received the Prima Primissima Award in ten categories at the Friday gala at Müpa.

"We are not only celebrating the award winners this year, but also the twenty-year-old Prima Primissima Award, which was created at the initiative of Sándor Demján and was backed up with widespread social support" emphasized Sándor Csányi, adding that although the pandemic is less threatening, celebration should still be with caution. There is a war next door and many people find themselves in an existential predicament due to the country's economic situation, the energy crisi, supply insecurity and high inflation.

László Lovász receives the Prima Primissima award
László Lovász receives the Prima Primissima Award (Source: MTI/Szigetváry Zsolt)


As for the Hungarian science category, mathematician László Lovász was awarded the audience award. According to MTI's brief summary, Mathematician László Lovász graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in 1971. Thanks to the work of the Széchenyi Grand Prize-winning mathematician János Bolyai, theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics became central areas of modern mathematics. László Lovász primarily deals with combinatorics and computer science. Awarded with the Order of Saint Stephen and the Corvin Chain, the Abel, Kyoto and Wolf prize-winning scientist is a regular member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) and the American National Academy of Science. Between 2014 and 2020, he was the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is the author or co-author of more than three hundred scientific publications and ten books.

Budapest, December 2, 2022


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