The extraordinary scientist, often called "the Martian" because of his outstanding abilities, was voted one of the smartest men of the 20th century. To mark the 120th anniversary of his birth in 2023, several organisations dedicated to the memory of the world-famous mathematician, including the John von Neumann Computer Science Society and the university have declared 2023 as the year of commemoration. The country's most dynamically developing university has borne Neumann's name since 1 August 2017.
In his honour, the university is organising 36 major events as part of the Neumann 2023 programme year. In addition to scientific conferences and academic competitions, a wide range of cultural programmes and exhibitions will draw attention to the intellectual and scientific work of John von Neumann.
"As part of Neumann 2023, we would like to invite speakers from South Korea, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and other countries. We will organise an international sustainability conference in June and the Neumann TEDX in the autumn. We will also organise exhibitions, competitions and many exciting professional programmes on technology, vehicle manufacturing, sustainability, talent and knowledge, from sustainable economics to future transport," Norbert Csizmadia, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the John von Neumann University Foundation told Magyar Nemzet.