Dr. Nándor Simányi


          Department of Mathematics

          University of Alabama at Birmingham

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

"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

"Hoi Nandor, komm nach Deutschland, wenn Du schon sowieso ein stolzer Schwabe bist. Das ist Deutschland , dieses Lied, und nicht der Hollywood Scheiss mit Indiana Jones. Die Jungs in Bonn bei Max Planck Institut verstehen auch was von Mathematik. Gauss war ein BRAUNSCHWEIGER !" - Sándor Kiss

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