Talk:László Babai

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Best teacher ever!

Agreed, I learned more about doing proofs in 1 quarter of Discrete Math than in all of math 161-163.


Two questions[edit]

Is he an immigrant? Has he got the US citizenship?

But he is a good teacher! I agree. Euty (talk) 12:34, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Random Recording[edit]

Perhaps not appropriate for wikipedia, but does anyone have a random recording of one of his lectures to put up here (with permission and whatnot of course)? Because he is both informative and hilarious – not just because he sounds like Dr. Nick though that certainly adds to it. If anyone has a recording of him explaining "King Matthias Shepard's Method" (just to put a humorous Hungarian twist on teaching "Shepard's Method") that would be most excellent. Its been over a decade since I took a course from him, but he is just that unforgettable (in a good way).149.155.222.31 (talk) 17:34, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

Would it be appropriate to say in the article that one of the characters in the TV show Stargate Atlantis mentions applying Babai's work on combinatorics in the episode "First Contact"? 68.40.50.24 (talk) 05:01, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

If you can find a secondary source to use as a reference (that is, a published story about the show, not the show itself). —David Eppstein (talk) 05:04, 8 November 2012 (UTC)