Painted portrait and a picture from January 2008 (by E. Marek).

View of Mount Hermon from my office.

Last updated: 08.03.2015

Grandfather of Boaz Makowsky, born 21. May 2010
to Lucinda Makowsky-Mitchell and Amichai Makowsky in New York.
Boaz, February 2015 . Boaz at four . Pictures 2010 .

Johann (Janos) A. Makowsky


Current Teaching, Invited lectures, Contact, Editorial responsibilities, Committees, Publications, Prose and History,

Current Research interest

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Invited Lectures 2013-15

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Teaching Winter 2015-16

Teaching Spring 2015

Recent results in maths and logic I like a lot

Learn: How to read mathematics.

By Shai Simonson and Fernando Gouvea.

Learn: How to study mathematics.

By Wilfrid Hodges.

Teaching Fall 2014/15

Set and Logic 234293
Progress report of the Monday Lectures.

Some thoughts about teaching "Sets and Logic in CS" submitted to TTL-2015 (Tools for Teaching Logic).

Teaching in previous semesters

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Professional Organizations

  • Member of the Executive Council of the European Association of Computer Science Logic , EACSL, 2010-2015 (President 2004-2009)
  • Coordinator of the Jury of the Ackermann Award of EACSL, 2010-2011 (Chairman of the Jury 2005-2009)
  • Member of the Stearing Committee of IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, LICS (2004-2015)
  • Member of the Stearing Committee of FOLLI's European Summer School of Logic, Language and Information , ESSLLI (2012-today)

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Editorial responsibilities

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Faculty of Computer Science
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel

Tel: +972-4-8294358 (Office)
e-mail: janos at
Office: Technion, Taub Building 628
Reception Hours (NEW): By appointment via e-mail.

Home: 3 Ein Gedi, Haifa 34529

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Bridging Logic and Computer Science

Symposion on the occasion of the 60th birthday of Janos Makowsky,
Organized by Damian Niwinski, Ugo Dal Lago, Michael Kaminski, and Simone Martini
September 15th 2008, Bertinoro, Italy
followed by CSL'2008 17th EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic 15th-19th September 2008, Bertinoro, Italy
Joint Special Session at the AMS-ASL Meeting of 2009 January 5-8, 2009, Washington, D.C.

Model Theoretic Methods in Finite Combinatorics

Organizers: Martin Grohe (, HU, Berlin) and and Johann A. Makowsky (, Technion, Haifa)

Manifesto on emancipatory aspects of doing mathematics.

My mathematical genealogy

My Co-Authors

Prose and History

Non-technical publications

Recently published German Prose: Eine haarige Geschichty (Hairy tale) ps-file, pdf-file

My parents and grandparents and Hungarian history. Documents and essays.

Family-tree of the descendants of David Deutsch (one of my great-grandfathers) from Nagyszombat (= Trnava, today in Slovakia).

Fortune cookies

  • L'Art est fait pour troubler, la Science rassure (G. Braque)
  • Science is Selfconscious Common Sense (Quine)
  • A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem (Albert Einstein)
  • Overfunded research is like heroin:
    It makes one addicted, weakens the mind and furthers prostitution.
    (jam in the Jerusalem Post 19.4.85)

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