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Paul Erdős

Data de nascimento: 26. Março 1913
Data de falecimento: 20. Setembro 1996

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Paul Erdős foi um matemático húngaro, considerado um gênio. Extremamente prolífico e de notável excentricidade, publicou 1475 artigos, alguns de extrema importância, o que é um número superior a qualquer outro matemático na história, trabalhando com centenas de colaboradores. Trabalhou em problemas de análise combinatória, teoria dos grafos, teoria dos números, teoria dos conjuntos, análise matemática e teoria das probabilidades.

Citações Paul Erdős

„Finalmente estou a deixar de ficar estúpido.“

— Paul Erdős
Végre nem butulok tovább. - Epitáfio que Paul Erdös escreveu para si próprio (Hoffman, 2000).

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„Continuaremos amanhã - se eu viver.“

— Paul Erdős
"The Magician of Budapest" in The Edge of the Universe

„Se os números não são bonitos, eu não sei o que é [bonito].“

— Paul Erdős
The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos (1998) by Bruce Schechter, p. 14

„A televisão é algo que os russos inventaram para destruir a educação americana.“

— Paul Erdős
Comic Sections : The Book of Mathematical Jokes, Humour, Wit, and Wisdom (1993) by Des MacHale

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„And the aim is to keep the SF's score low.“

— Paul Erdős
Context: SF means Supreme Fascist — this would show that God is bad. I don't claim that this is correct, or that God exists, but it is just sort of half a joke. … As a joke I said, "What is the purpose of Life?" "Proof and conjecture, and keep the SF's score low." Now, the game with the SF is defined as follows: If you do something bad the SF gets at least two points. If you don't do something good which you could have done, the SF gets at least one point. And if nothing — if you are okay, then no one gets any point. And the aim is to keep the SF's score low. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qeWugmiGt4 Paul Erdős - SF means Supreme Fascist]

„I don't claim that this is correct, or that God exists, but it is just sort of half a joke.“

— Paul Erdős
Context: SF means Supreme Fascist — this would show that God is bad. I don't claim that this is correct, or that God exists, but it is just sort of half a joke. … As a joke I said, "What is the purpose of Life?" "Proof and conjecture, and keep the SF's score low." Now, the game with the SF is defined as follows: If you do something bad the SF gets at least two points. If you don't do something good which you could have done, the SF gets at least one point. And if nothing — if you are okay, then no one gets any point. And the aim is to keep the SF's score low. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qeWugmiGt4 Paul Erdős - SF means Supreme Fascist]

„Proof and conjecture, and keep the SF's score low.“

— Paul Erdős
Context: SF means Supreme Fascist — this would show that God is bad. I don't claim that this is correct, or that God exists, but it is just sort of half a joke. … As a joke I said, "What is the purpose of Life?" "Proof and conjecture, and keep the SF's score low." Now, the game with the SF is defined as follows: If you do something bad the SF gets at least two points. If you don't do something good which you could have done, the SF gets at least one point. And if nothing — if you are okay, then no one gets any point. And the aim is to keep the SF's score low. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qeWugmiGt4 Paul Erdős - SF means Supreme Fascist]

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„If numbers aren't beautiful, I don't know what is.“

— Paul Erdős
Frequent remark, as quoted in My Brain Is Open : The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos (1998) by Bruce Schechter, p. 14

„My brain is open!“

— Paul Erdős
A standard greeting he would make when he was not contemplating some mathematical problem, as quoted in My Brain Is Open : The Mathematical Journeys of Paul Erdos (1998) by Bruce Schechter, p. 10

„This one's from the Book!“

— Paul Erdős
Said in regard to any particularly beautiful or elegant proof, referring to a mythical "book" in which God wrote the proofs for all theorems, as quoted in Philosophy of Mathematics (2008) by John Francis, p. 51

„I'm not competent to judge. But no doubt he was a great man.“

— Paul Erdős
Response to a question by an agent of the US Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1954 as to what he thought of Karl Marx, often cited as an indication of his detachment from political sensibilities and the situations of the McCarthy era. He was afterwards denied a return visa for re-entering the US until 1959, after attending the International Congress of Mathematicians in Amsterdam; as quoted in The Man Who Loved Only Numbers : The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth (1998) by Paul Hoffman, p. 128

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