Dr. Nándor Simányi

          Professor

          Department of Mathematics

          University of Alabama at Birmingham






        E-mail: simanyi@uab.edu  

My mailing address is:
UAB Department of Mathematics
CH 452, 1720 2nd Avenue S
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170.

        Office phone: (205) 934-2154

        Fax: (205) 934-9025





Curriculum Vitae     dvi    PostScript    pdf





An excellent Hungarian cultural blog (mainly languages, music, history, literature)


Memorial page of our beloved friend and colleague, Dr. Nikolai Chernov


"Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all." -- Helmut Walcha


"Mathematics is not the rigid and rigidity-producing schema that the layman thinks it is; rather, in it we find ourselves at that meeting point of constraint and freedom that is the very essence of human nature." -- Hermann Weyl


"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". -- Rich Cook


"Doing research in mathematics is frustrating and if being frustrated is something you cannot get used to, then mathematics may not be an ideal occupation for you" -- Peter Sarnak


The Hungarian team at the XV. International Mathematical Olympiad in Moscow, 1973

From left to right:

Front row: Emil W. Kiss, János Kollár, Péter P. Pálfy (aka "P cube" or "P^3"), N. S.

Center row: Sándor Veres, Péter Prőhle

Rear row: László Sparing, Péter Ablonczy





I proudly claim that my Erdős Number is exactly 3. The reason is that four co-authors of mine, I. Bárány, E. Gutkin, E. W. Kiss, and M. Misiurewicz are listed on the web page of People with Erdős number at most two, and I am not (yet) on that list.


Some recent preprints:













         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under the grant DMS-0800538.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grants DMS-0457168 and DMS-0800538.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS-0800538.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS-0800538.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS-0800538.
         
          This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grants DMS-0457168 and DMS-0800538.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS 0800538.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS 0457168.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS 0457168.
         
         This material is based upon work supported by the National Science
          Foundation under Grant DMS 0457168.
         












This is the gold standard for playing Bach - piano.Should one dare to touch the piano keys and pretend to get some sound out of it after listening to the son of Bach in earth playing this heavenly music? (Listener's comment to the YouTube footage below.)











Why not fully embrace the greatest artistic achievements of human spirit? Why not carefully and joyfully listen to the masterpieces of Johann Sebastian Bach and the (Viennese) High Classical style, like (just to mention a few great recordings):

  • J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue by Evgeni Koroliov


  • Evgeni Koroliov: Bach - Goldberg Variations (DVD)


  • Glenn Gould plays Bach: The English Suites


  • Glenn Gould plays Bach: The French Suites


  • Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier played by Glenn Gould


  • Franz Joseph Haydn: The "Sturm und Drang" Symphonies, Frans Brüggen (Conductor), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Orchestra)


  • Beethoven - The Complete String Quartets / Alban Berg Quartet


  • Beethoven - The Complete Piano Sonatas by András Schiff



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