Simon Sidon

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Simon Sidon or Simon Szidon (1892 in Versec, Kingdom of Hungary – 27 April 1941, Budapest, Hungary) was a reclusive Hungarian mathematician who worked on trigonometric series and orthogonal systems and who introduced Sidon sequences and Sidon sets.[1][2]


On 27 April 1941, Sidon died from pneumonia in the hospital after a ladder fell on him and broke his leg.[3]


  1. ^ Trencsényi-Waldapfel, I.; Erdey-Grúz, T. (1965), Science in Hungary, Corvina Press, OCLC 718479630
  2. ^ Horváth, John (2006), A panorama of Hungarian mathematics in the twentieth century, Bolyai Society mathematical studies, Berlin, New York: Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-540-28945-6
  3. ^ Csicsery, G. P. (Director) (1993). N Is a Number: A Portrait of Paul Erdős (Motion picture).

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