"Vegre nem butulok tovabb" (translation: Finally I am becoming stupider no more) was the epitaph Paul Erdös wrote for himself. Put simply, he was a brilliant mathematician. But that sentence barely begins to scrape the surface of his genius or legendary eccentricity. One of the most prolific mathematicians of the 20th century, Erdös redefined what it meant to be unconventional, unrelenting, and obsessed with math.
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Written by Joanie Faletto September 16, 2017
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