“Three Nothings” Mathematician Paul Erdes

  In the kingdom of mathematics, Paul Eldersh is definitely the strangest mathematics wizard. He was the winner of the Wolf Prize in 1984, and his achievements in discrete mathematics are unmatched. His life is like idle clouds and wild cranes. No property, no wife and children, and no fixed residence, he is called the “Three Nothing” mathematician.
  Erdös was born in Budapest in 1913. He loves mathematics by nature, and he is the kind of mathematics genius with great mathematical talent. At the age of 3, when other children were still dragging their noses and staggering to behave to their parents, he had learned to solve three-digit multiplications without a teacher. What is even more surprising is that when he was 4 years old, he was still alone. A negative number was found. “Counting” in Eldersh’s heart is the happiness God bestowed on him.
  Erdsch wandered in the kingdom of mathematics. In his freshman year, he used a simpler method than his predecessors to give Bertrand an elementary proof again. Someone commented: “It’s the same for transplanting a rose. Some people use a forklift, but Erdös can do it with a spoon.” In his second year of college, he further extended Bertrand’s conjecture to other arithmetic series. . In 1934, he published Bertrand Conjecture as a doctoral thesis. Erdösh has received extensive attention in the field of mathematics, and Schul, a famous mathematician at the University of Berlin, even called him “the magician of Budapest.”
  In 1938, Eldersh became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, working with great physicists and mathematicians Einstein, Godel, Oppenheimer, etc., and began his long career in mathematics. He spends his time on math to the maximum, the only thing he cares about is his math notebook. He always carries a notebook with him to record his mathematics inspiration at any time, and he has written 10 math notes throughout his life.
  From the late 1950s he began a travel-like life. He is like a wild crane without a fixed residence and has become a visiting scholar traveling around the world. In more than 60 years of mathematics career, he took two old suitcases with him, and kept running on the journey of “numeracy”, living a life of “wandering”. He is endlessly searching for mathematics problems and mathematics confidants, visiting mathematicians one after another at a crazy speed, working with them, co-writing papers, and rarely staying in one place for more than a week.
  However, because he is “clumsy and unconventional”, Erdösh’s salary is very low, but he doesn’t care at all. He gave the only allowance and salary to relatives, friends, colleagues, students and even strangers. Every time he met a tramp on the street, he would give his help, but he lived a life like an ascetic. He shared his conjectures and insights with other mathematicians, but never cared about the priority disputes that often occur in mathematics circles.
  No fixed residence, no property, no wife and children. Eldersh was born for mathematics. He continues to prove all kinds of “number” conjectures, can drink strong coffee non-stop, can not sleep for 19 hours a day. He would call his colleague at 5 o’clock in the morning just to share the math results. He would also run to the kitchen at 4:30 in the morning to make pots and pans in an uproar, in order to remind his companions to get up and work.
  Eldersh is not interested in any questions other than “numbers.” Due to prolonged use of his eyes, one of his eyes became blind. The doctor told him that the only way was to wait for a corneal transplant. One day, Erdes was sitting on a plane, waiting to take off to give a math lecture abroad. At this time, the doctor informed him that a suitable corneal donor had been found and he needed to go to the hospital for a corneal transplant immediately. Eldersh was unwilling to give up his speech, he felt that mathematics was more important than eyes. However, corneal transplantation cannot wait. After repeated persuasion from everyone, he reluctantly got off the plane. Unexpectedly, he entered the operating room, and when the doctor dimmed the lights to prepare for the operation, he broke into trouble again. The reason is that one eye is operated and the other eye can still read. I really couldn’t help him. In the end, the doctor could only complete the corneal transplantation in the discussion between him and another mathematician.
  He dedicated everything to discovering mathematical truths, and left 1,475 high-level academic papers published with a large number of collaborators in different mathematical fields to future generations. Because in his heart, mathematics is his life’s wealth.