• Endre SzemerédiEmail author
Part of the The Abel Prize book series (AP)


This article is an autobiographical account of how I became a mathematician starting medical school, working at a factory. Followed by a very brief summary of how a failure helped me to find my real subject on which I have been working for more than 45 years.


Arithmetic Progression Physics Teacher Positive Percentage Theoretical Computer Science Regularity Lemma 
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Supplementary material

An interview with the Abel Laureate 2012, Endre Szemeredi, by C. Skau (NTNU, Norway) and M. Raussen (Aalborg, Denmark) (MP4 524 MB)

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rényi Institute of MathematicsBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Rutgers UniversityNew BraunswickUSA

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