Education, degrees, positions

1980  Master's degree in mathematics and physics at Eötvös University Budapest

1984  Doctor's degree in mathematics at Eötvös University (summa cum laude)

1985-  Faculty at the Mathematics Department of Eötvös University Teacher Training College

1993  Candidate's degree of mathematical sciences in number theory

(given by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

1995-  Full professor position at the Mathematics Department of

Eötvös University Teacher Training College, Institute of Mathematics

2016 Doctor Habil in Mathematics, Eötvös Loránd University

2018 DsC (Doctor) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Invitation, Short Visits, Guest researcher positions

1991-92 Mathematical Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

1993,94 Spring  Metropolitan University of Manchester, England (Tempus


1993,94 Spring University of Augsburg, Germany (Tempus Grant)

1993,95 Autumn University of Luminy, Marseille, France

1995, January University of Cambridge, England (EC Grant)

1998, April DIMACS, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

2000, November Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6) Paris,


2002 Spring Marseille, Lyon, France

2005 January St-Etienne, France

2005, September Luminy

2006, April Paris, France

2006, September St-Etienne, France

2006, September Paris, France, a lecture at Seminaire de Combinatoire

A. et G. Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)

2007 September, Luminy, St-Etienne, France

2008, January Barcelona, Seminar at DocCourse CRM, Spain

2008 May-June Luminy, St-Etienne, Paris France

2009 June Madrid, Spain

2010, May-June St-Etienne, France

2011, November E. Schrödinger Institute, Vienna, (Austria)

2012, May-June St-Etienne, France

2014, November,  Université de Saint-Etienne , France


 Conferences, Talks (a selection)

1981 Colloquium on Number Theory, Budapest

1984 ICM83, Warsaw, Poland

1986 Colloquium on Number Theory, Budapest

1988 ICME6, Budapest (member of the Organizing Committee)

1991 Colloquium on Number Theory, Graz, Austria

1993  Colloquium on Number Theory, Lillafüred, Hungary

(secretary of the Organizing Committee)

1993  Paul Erdős Is Eighty, Keszthely, Hungary

1994  ICM94, Zürich, Switzerland (EC Grant)

1995  Journées Arithmetiques, Barcelona, Spain (EC Grant)

As an invited lecturer

1992  Colloquium on Number Theory, CIRM, Marseille, France

1996 Workshop on Combinatorial Number Theory at DIMACS, New

Jersey, USA (Soros Grant)

1999 Workshop on Combinatorial Number Theory, Budapest

(a satellite meeting of the Erdős Conference)

2000 Colloquium on Number Theory, Debrecen, Hungary

2002 Workshop on Number Theory, St-Etienne, France

2005 "Rencontres stephanoises de Theorie des Nombres", St-Etienne,


2006 Theorie analitique des nombres (en l'honneur de J.M. Deshouillers),

at CIRM, Luminy, France

2008 DocCourse CRM, Barcelona, Spain

2010 Workshop "Number Theory and Probability" Saint-Etienne, France

2010 Number Theory and Its Applications Conference, An International

Conference  Dedicated to Kálmán Győry, Attila Pethő, János, Pintz, András Sárközy, Debrecen, Hungary

2012 „Additive Combinatorics in Paris 2012” Additive Iterations in Different Structures, at; 9th-13th July, Institut Henri Poincaré

2014 „Workshop : Unlikely intersections CIRM Covering and Expanding Polynomials in Finite Fields, at, Luminy, France

2014 Atelier Stéphanois de Combinatoire” Additive Arithmetic progressions in certain sumsets, , 5-7 May

2014 „Ecole polytechnique, Paris combinatoire additive, CMLS; Séminaire CAESAR”  Recent Progress in Hilbert Cubes Theory

2015 Additive Combinatorics in Marseille September 7 - 11, 2015; "On Representation Questions in Several Structures"

2016 (ELAZ 2016). Strobl, Austria. September 5–9, 2016, On Hilbert cubes

2016 „Additive Combinatorics in Bordeaux”, 11-15 April 2016 Combinatorial approach of some ergodic and topological proofs

2016 Combinatorial and Additive Number Theory 2016 Graz” "Character sum estimations for various problems in combinatorial number theory" in

2017, „Journées palaisiennes de combinatoire additive, Ecole Polytechnique, France” Topics in subset sums

2017 „Prime Numbers and Automatic Sequences : Determinism and Randomness” May 22 - 26, 2017, CIRM, Luminy, France





Teaching activities

1984- Eötvös University: teaching mainly number theory, analysis, mathematical logic and combinatorics

1995-97 University of Economy: teaching calculus and linear algebra

1995- College for Business: teaching calculus, probability theory and operations research (in English)

Research interests

Combinatorial Number theory, Additive problems,Additive Combinatorics in Computer sciences, Geometrical questions

Awards, Fellowship, Grants

1982  Erdős award for young researchers

1996 Soros Foundation Fellowship

2002-2005 "Széchenyi István" Fellowship of Professor of University

2003 "Trefort  Ágost" Memorial Award

2002-2006 Additive and multiplicative number theory (OTKA)

2003-2007 Analytical and Combinatorial Number Theory (OTKA)

2005-2006 Analytic methods in number theory (OTKA)

2006-2010 Harmonic analysis and additive combinatorics (OTKA)

2007-2011 Analytical and combinatorial number theory (OTKA)

2010-2013 Additive problems and Fourier analysis (OTKA)

2012-2016 Analytical, combinatorial and computational number theory (OTKA)

2014-2018 Additive Problems and Fourier Analysis (OTKA)

2018-2022 Additive problems  (OTKA)

2018-2020 EFOP-3.6.3-VEKOP-16-2017-00002 (EU)


B. Bollobás, Y-G. Chen, P. Erdős, J-H. Fang, R. Freud,F. Hennecart, G-P. Jin,  A. Plagne, G. Rauzy, I.Z. Ruzsa, A. Sárközy

Miscellaneous Duties

1998- Reviewer for Mathematical Reviews

1995- Referee of high prestige journals, e.g. Acta Arithmetica, Journal of Number Theory, Israel J. of Math. European J. of Combinatorics, Ramanujan J., The Electronic Journal of Combinatorics  e.t.c.

1988-90 "Arany Dániel Mathematical Competition" Organizing commitee



Curriculum Vitae (english)