Laszlo Lovasz elected new president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences has elected Wolf-prize-winning mathematics professor Laszlo Lovasz as its new president. Lovasz, 66, is best known for his work in combinatorics, for which he was awarded the Wolf Prize and the Knuth Prize in 1999. He served as president of the executive committee of the International Mathematical Union in the period 2007-2010. After a professorship at Yale University between 1993 and 2006, Lovasz returned to head the Mathematical Institute of Budapest’s Lorand Eotvos University.