John von Neumann Award
The John von Neumann Award, named after John von Neumann is given annually by the Rajk László College for Advanced Studies (Budapest, Hungary), to an outstanding scholar in the exact social sciences, whose works have had substantial influence over a long period of time on the studies and intellectual activity of the students of the college. The award was established in 1994 and is given annually. In 2013, separately from the annual prize, Kenneth J. Arrow was given the Honorary John von Neumann Award.
2019 Award Winner
Awardees said about us
"It was tremendous pleasure to spend time with the wonderful students at Rajk College. What a smart, lively, intuitive group! I am sure you are all slated for big and important futures. Thank you all for the incredible honor you've bestowed on me."
"Thanks to everyone at the college, first for choosing me for this honor and even more for your hospitality, questions and good humor. I hope to return."
"Thank you for inviting me to share in your college community. Your hospitality is impressive."
"Thank you so much for the amazing hospitality and honor. This is a truly unique and wonderful community, and it is wonderful to be linked to it."
"Many thanks to the college for the invitation to discover Budapest and have the opportunity to present my research in such detail and in front of such an interested and motivated audience of students. I was very impressed at how the college works and the passion of the students for research, discussion, social and political issues at such an early stage in their academic careers!"
"It is a great pleasure to visit again Rajk College after thirty years. The heroic spark of those times remains alive in the present generation. I am grateful for the hospitality, and I enjoyed the intellectual interchange."