About us

Name of the unit: ELTE Faculty of Science, Institute of Mathematics

  • Address:                1117. Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C
  • Phone:                    +(36 1) 2090 555/8055
  • E-mail:                   mailto:mathinst@cs.elte.hu
  • Internet:                http://www.math.elte.hu

Short History:

Between World Wars I and II, mathematics at the University was hallmarked by the activity of Lipót Fejér (Fourier analysis, interpoltion theory, Function theory) and Béla Kerékjártó (geometry, topology). In the decades that followed, the University had such prominent professors of international reputation as Frigyes Riesz (functional analysis, function theory, ergodic theory), György Hajós (geometry, group theory), Pál Turán (number theory, function theory, graph theory, approximation theory, etc.), Alfréd Rényi (probability and information theory, Number theory, function theory, etc.), József Mogyoródi (martingale theory, Orlitz-spaces), Ferenc Kárteszi (projective geometry, finite geometry) and Rózsa Péter (logic, foundation s of mathematics).

The Institute has a close relationship to the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, both in scientific research, and in teaching.