People

It is always best to get to know what kind of people you are going to deal with before, during and after going to a new place. For instance, keep in mind that people you will find in Budapest are mostly Europeans of different races and nationalities.

One very well-known personality who hails from Budapest is Jozsef Beck, a Harold H. Martin Professor of Mathematics at Rutgers University. He was awarded the Fulkerson Prize in 1985 for his paper, called “Roth’s estimate of the discrepancy of integer sequences is nearly sharp”, which exposed the idea of discrepancy on hypergraphs, and established an upper bound on the inconsistency of the family of arithmetic progressions.

His other contributions to the field of combinatorics include the partial coloring lemma and the Beck-Fiala theorem in discrepancy theory, the algorithmic version of the Lovasz local lemma, the two extremes theorem in combinatorial geometry and the second movement method in the theory of positional games.

The inhabitants of Budapest are mostly Hungarian, as expected. Hungarians make up more than half the population of Budapest. Germans, perhaps products of the German occupation of World War II or simply immigrants also live in Budapest. Rounding off the list of nationalities in Budapest are people from Rome, Slovaks, Poles, Greeks and Romanians.

Apart from the culture, you will find diverse religious practices in here. Budapest is a Roman Catholic city for the most part, with people under this religious denomination making up most of the population. Other religious denominations you will find in Budapest are Calvinists, Greek Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and of course, atheists.

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