The Bolyai Prize is Hungary’s most prestigious award for scientific achievement. It is awarded biannually and accompanied by a monetary prize of EUR100,000.
A Hungarian-born native of Transylvania, Romania, Barabasi is the author of The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success, Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do, and Linked: The New Science of Networks.
Barabasi, together with two other reserachers, was also awarded a EUR10 million Synergy Grant from the European Reserach Council in 2018. The six-year project explores what mathematical rules are applicable to large networks, from cellular processes to human brain functions to Facebook networks.