President János Áder recognised world-renowned Hungarian-American physicist Albert-László Barabási with the Bolyai Prize at a ceremony at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences on Wednesday.
Barabási is best known for his work in the research of network theory, which led to his discovery of the concept of scale-free networks.
His latest book, The Formula, is about a scientific approach to one’s success or failure assisted by years of academic research.
“This is not just an important but an imperative project: to approach the problem of randomness and success using the state of the art scientific arsenal we have. Barabási is the person.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the author of the New York Times bestselling The Black Swan, says about Barabási’s book. Barabási introduces how the members of our success-oriented society approach their goals, careers and much more.
For that matter, the Bolyai Prize has been the most prestigious scientific award founded by private individuals in Hungary since 1989. It is awarded bi-annually and includes prize money of 100,000 euros.