Person: Kalmár, László
László Kalmár worked on mathematical logic and theoretical computer science. He was ackowledged as the leader of Hungarian mathematical logic.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Zsigmond Kalmár was a bailiff on an estate in Transdanubia in northwestern Hungary, the estate being located about 30 km from Lake Balaton.
- Zsigmond Kalmár died while László was a young boy and Rósa Kalmár then moved to Budapest with László.
- Kalmár began his secondary schooling in Budapest during World War I.
- As a student at the University of Budapest Kalmár had teachers who were leading mathematicians so he received teaching which brought him to the cutting edge of research.
- Kalmár would later provide important help to Péter in her career.
- Kalmár graduated in 1927 and the direction of his work was influenced when he visited Göttingen in 1929.
- At Szeged Kalmár acted at first as a research assistant to both Haar and Riesz.
- Kalmár was appointed a full professor at Szeged in 1947.
- Kalmár was also involved in theoretical computer science and promoted the development of computer science and the use of computers in Hungary.
- For his outstanding contributions to mathematics and computer science Kalmár received many honours.
Born 27 March 1905, Edde (N of Kaposvar), Hungary. Died 2 August 1976, Mátraháza, Hungary.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive