Professor Barabasi Wins Bolyai Prize

Professor Albert-Laszlo Barabasi of the Department of Network and Data Science won the Bolyai Prize from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on May 29, 2019.

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.