Person: Horváth, János
János Horváth was a Hungarian who worked at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris before going to Colombia where he taught several courses and held seminars on the latest mathematical developments.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- These were Carlo Federici (1906-2004) and János Horváth (1924-2015) and since their role in the founding of the Colombian Mathematical Society is vital, we give some details of them.
- János Horváth (known as Juan Horváth in Colombia and as John Horváth in the United States) was born in Budapest, Hungary, on 30 July 1924.
- Influenced by Federici and Horváth he had become aware of the need to develop mathematics as an independent topic, and its importance to the future of Colombia.
- In addition to Julio Carrizosa Valenzuela, Carlo Federici Casa and Juan Horváth, the founding members of the Society were: Antonio María Gómez (1913-1979); Dario Rozo (1881-1964); Erwin Von Der Walde (1927-2016); Gabriel Poveda Ramos (1931); Guillermo Castillo Torres (1923-2000); Gustavo Perry Zubieta (1912-1986); Henry Yerly (1901-1984); Jorge Acosta Villaveces (1891-1965); Jose Ignacio Nieto (1930); Leopoldo Guerra Portocarrero (1911-1964); Luciano Mora Osejo (1928-2016); Luis De Greiff Bravo (1908-1967); Luis Ignacio Soriano (1903-1973); Michel Valero (1928-2008); Otto De Greiff (1903-1995); and Pablo Casas Santofimio (1927-1983).
Born 30 July 1924, Budapest, Hungary. Died March 12, 2015.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive