Rózsa Péter

Rózsa Péter née Rósza Politzer (1905 - 1977) Hungarian mathematician and textbook author, best known for her work on recursive functionsMathworldPlanetmath.

Born in Budapest of a lawyer and a housewife, young Rósza’s education began at the public schools in her native city. Because of her father’s wishes, she enrolled in the Eötvös Loránd University to major in chemistry. However, she realized that she preferred pure mathematics and changed her major. In 1935 she earned a doctorate and summa cum laude honors. After graduation, she had various jobs tutoring in mathematics. It wasn’t until 1955 that she began teaching at her alma mater.


  • 1 H. Andréka “Rózsa Péter” in Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook L. Grinstein, P. Cambpell, ed.s New York: Greenwood Press (1987): 171 - 174
Title Rózsa Péter
Canonical name RozsaPeter
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Synonym Rozsa Peter
Synonym Rozsa Politzer
Synonym Rosza Peter