Tibor Bakos was born in Szeged, in June 8th 1909. At the age of
17 graduated from highschool in 1926. After graduating from
highschool he entered Pázmány Péter University to
study mathmatics and physics. He also got into the famous
Eötvös Dormitory. The same year he has won the first prise on
the Eötvös Loránd Mathematical Competition and he also
won the Károly Ireneus Competition from physics. During his
vocation he spent his time on fieldwork at Eötvös
Lóránd Geophysical Institute.
After graduating, he was teaching in Sátoraljaújhely, Pécs and Szombathely. In 1939 he was invited in Baross Gábor Secondary School, while he was teaching at the pedagogical college. In 1942 he was elected as the deputy-manager at Zombor Secondary School. In 1943 he was relocated to Újvidék to be the principal of the Secondary Grammar School .
He was taken prisoner in the second world war. That time he was dealing seriously with mathemathical squares. It was his opiate during the war. Soon he was released and went back to his wife and daughter. He continued teaching in Baross Gábor grammar School in the city of Szeged. In 1950 he was elected to be one of the assistant professors of the Bólyai János Assotiation. He worked together with Professor László Kalmár. In 1947 he was invited by János Surányi, editor of KöMal (Mathematical Periodical for Secondary School Student. – Középiskolai Matematikai Lapok) Tibor Bakos had been doing it from 1958 till 1974, his retirement.
He was a member of the Mahemathical Editorial Committee and several competative assotiations: Arany Dániel, OKTV (national competition for secondary school students.), Kürschák József Competition. He was an active member of the Bólyai János Assotiation. He was a true polihistor who was deeply interested, in the Hungarian language, and literature. In his sparetime he was engaged in Latin and Geography. His great literacy was paired with a homorous, kind, and modest spirit.
We could mention several awards, and recognitions, but it would not fit him. When people praised him, he always answered „I have just been doing my duty. ” He was determined to make young people love and experience mathematics. This thought inspired us to establish this collection.