Gyula O. H. Katona


Gyula O. H. Katona

Gyula O. H. Katona (March 16, 1941 – ) is a Hungarian mathematician known for his work in combinatorial set theory, and especially for the Kruskal–Katona theorem and his elegant proof of the Erdős–Ko–Rado theorem. As of 2006 he is affiliated with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Katona was secretary-general of the János Bolyai Mathematical Society from 1990 to 1996. In 1966 and 1968 he won the Grünwald Prize, awarded by the Bolyai Society to outstanding young mathematicians, he was awarded the Rényi Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1975, and the same academy awarded him the Prize of the Academy in 1989.

Gyula O. H. Katona is the father of Gyula Y. Katona, another Hungarian mathematician with similar research interests to those of his father.

External links

* [http://www.renyi.hu/~ohkatona/ Katona's web site]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441430/ Katona on IMDB] , appearing as himself in N is a Number


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