Dr. Erdös once said, “Why are numbers beautiful? It’s like asking why is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.” Recognized as one of the most prolific mathematicians of the century, Dr. Paul Erdös was the founder of discrete mathematics, a field that contemporary computer science is based on. Born on March 26, 1913 in Budapest, Hungary, Paul Erdös came from a Jewish family of mathematicians.