Karoly Boroczky

Title/Position: Full Professor, Head of the Department of Mathematics and its Applications

Number of years at CEU: 3

Home city/town & country: Budapest, Hungary

What’s your favorite Hungarian food?

Palacsinta (Pancake)

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

Dostoyevsky

What’s your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?

French (I guess, I will never be able to speak it)

What’s your hidden skill or talent?

I can make rice pudding (otherwise I can't cook)

What’s your favorite quote or idiom?

O Man, strive on, strive on, have faith; and trust! (Imre Madach: The tragedy of man)

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

Listen to classical music or rock oldies like Led Zeppelin

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

The Buda Castle

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)

What is your favorite or most visited website or blog?

bbc.com/news

Name one adventure you’d like to have:

Drive a Porsche on a German highway