• born: Ózd, 23 February 1940

  • university studies: mathematics and descriptive geometry teacher, Lajos Kossuth Univesity, 1964

  • assistant lecturer: 1964-1969

  • assistant professor: 1969-1974

  • associate professor: 1974-1985

  • professor: 1985-2010

  • professor emeritus: since 2010

  • university doctor degree: 1966
    title of the thesis: Contributions to the theory of diophantine equations (in Hungarian)

  • candidate degree: 1973
    title of the thesis: Diophantine investigations in the theory of irreducible polynomials (in Hungarian)

  • academic doctor degree: 1984
    title of the thesis: Effective finiteness theorems for diophantine problems and their applications (in Hungarian)

  • corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 1993-1998

  • ordinary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: since 1998

  • visiting professorships:
    1979: Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris, France)
    1983-1984: Leiden University (Leiden, the Netherlands)
    1985-1986: Mathematical Research Institute (Budapest, Hungary)
    1987: Louis Pasteur University (Strasbourg, France)
    1990: Saga University (Saga, Japan)
    1993: Berkeley, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (USA)
    1991 and 1993: Loránd Eötvös University (Budapest, Hungary)
    1994: Nihon University (Tokyo, Japan)
    2004: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
    2005: Tata Institute (Bombay, India)
    2006: Schrödinger Institute (Vienna, Austria)

  • prizes:
    1970: Géza Grünwald Memory Prize
    1986: Tibor Szele Memory Prize
    1992: Academic Prize
    1998: honorary citizen of Ózd
    2000: Hatvani Prize
    2003: Széchenyi Prize
    2010: Honorary Medal of University of Debrecen
    2010: Professor Emeritus
    2016: Member of the European Academy
    2016: Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
    2016: Honorary Doctor's Degree, Selye University, Slovakia
    2017: Honorary citizen of Debrecen
    2018: Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary - Commander's Cross

  • supervision of PhD students: Béla Kovács (1972), Attila Pethő (1975), Péter Kiss (1976), Sándor Turjányi (1976), Zoltán Papp (1977), János Rimán (1978), Béla Brindza (1983), István Gaál (1987), Ákos Pintér (1992), Lajos Hajdu (1998), Attila Bérczes (2001), Csaba Rakaczki (2005), István Pink (2006)

  • Nationalwide and University roles:
    head of Department of Algebra and Number Theory, Institute of Mathematics, University of Debrecen: 1988-2005
    dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Lajos Kossuth University: 1993-1998
    vice rector of the University of Debrecen: 2000-2001
    rector of the University of Debrecen: 2001-2002
    prorector of the University of Debrecen: 2002-2003
    chair of Mathematical Section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: 1999-2005
    vice president of the János Bolyai Mathematical Society
    vice president of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee: since 2012
    leader of the Number Theory Research Group of Debrecen: since 1968
    Panel member of the Europian Research Council: 2007-2011

  • editor of Acta Arithmetica, Acta Mathematica Hungarica, Acta Universitatis Sapientiae Mathematica, Central European Journal of Mathematics, Konuralp Journal of Mathematics, Mathematical Inequalities and Applications, Mathematica Japonica, Mathematica Slovaca, Open Mathematics, Publicationes Mathematicae Debrecen, Scientiae Mathematicae

  • reviewer of Zentralblatt für Mathematik and Mathematical Reviews

  • monographs:

    K. Győry, Résultats effectifs sur la représentation des entiers par des formes décomposables, Queen's Papers in Pure and Applied Math., No. 56, Kingston, Canada, 1980

    J. H. Evertse and K. Győry, Unit Equations in Diophantine Number Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2015

    J. H. Evertse and K. Győry, Discriminant Equations in Diophantine Number Theory, Cambridge University Press, 2016

  • edited books:

    K. Győry and G. Halász, Number Theory, Coll. Math. Soc. J. Bolyai 51, North-Holland Publ. Comp., Amsterdam-Oxford-New York, 1990.

    K. Győry, A. Pethő and V. T. Sós, Number Theory, Diophantine, Computational and Algebraic Aspects, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New York, 1998.

    K. Győry, H. Iwaniec and J. Urbanowicz, Number Theory in Progress, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin-New York, 1999.

    K. Győry and S. Kanemitsu, Number Theory and Its Applications, Kluwer Acad. Publ., Boston-Dordrecht-London, 1999.

    J. Pintz, A. Biró, K. Győry, G. Harcos, M. Simonovits and J. Szabados, Number Theory, Analysis, and Combinatorics, de Gruyter, Berlin-Boston, 2014.