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2013 News
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New3    Prof. Saharon Shelah and Nathan Linial awarded ERC advanced grants    (Sept. 2013)
European Research Council (ERC) List of advanced grants 2013 - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Dr. Jake Solomon awarded an European Research Council (ERC) starting grant    (July 2013)
More: Hebrew University News (in Hebrew)
Prof. Gil Kalai awarded an ERC advanced grant    (Jan. 2013)
European Research Council (ERC) List of advanced grants 2012 - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Prof. Saharon Shelah recipient of the 2013 AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize    (Dec. 2012)

Prof. Sergiu Hart (economics section), Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss (mathematics section) & Prof. Saharon Shelah (informatics section) were elected as members of the Academia Europaea, the Academy of Europe.    (Sept. 2012)
Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss inducted into The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities    (June 2012)
Dr. Mike Hochman has received the prestigious Allon Fellowship    (June 2012)
Yehuda (John) Levy received the Michael B. Maschler Prize awarded at the annual Israeli Game Theory conference    (May 2012)
Prof. David Kazhdan, recipient of the Israel Prize 2012    (Jan. 2012)
Prof. Gil Kalai, recipient of the Rothschild Prize for 2012    (Nov. 2011)
Prof. Saharon Shelah laureate of the EMET Prize for art, science and culture, 2011.    (August 2011)
פרופ' שהרן שלח בין זוכי פרס א.מ.ת לשנת 2011
Prof. Menachem Magidor awarded Humboldt Research Award    (April 2011)
פרס הומבולדט למצוינות במחקר הוענק לפרופ' מנחם מגידור
Dr. Michael Temkin is the recipient of the the 2011 Levitzki Prize in Algebra , awarded by the Israel Mathematical Society
מתמטיקאי ממכון איינשטיין יישא את הרצאות הכבוד בכינוס האיגוד האמריקני
Alexander Lubotzky to speak on Expander Graphs in Pure and Applied Mathematics
at the Joint Mathematics Meetings, New Orleans 2011
The Fields Medal for 2010 has been awarded to Elon Lindenstrauss (August 19, 2010)

Prof. David Kazhdan, recipient of the Rothschild Prize for 2010.
The Prizes was awarded in Jerusalem on 15th April 2010. (Nov. 2009)

The Fermat Prize for mathematics research (2009) has been awarded to
Elon Lindenstrauss for his results in ergodic theory and their applications to number theory,
and to Cedric Villani for his contributions to optimal transportation theory and to the study of non-linear evolution equations.
(Oct. 23rd, 2009)

Dr. Noam Berger is among the five young Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists awarded five-year research grants under the European Union's second competition for outstanding starting independent researchers, for his research project to improve the methods of study of processes of random motion in an irregular medium.
The research grants are being given through the European Research Council (ERC). (Sept. 2009)
More information: Hebrew U. researchers awarded research grants totaling over 6 million EUR / Dept. of Media Relations.

Dr. Michael Hochman is the recipient of the 2009 Haim Nessyahu Prize in Mathematics for excellent Ph.D. dissertations in the mathematical sciences, awarded by the Israel Mathematical Union.

The 2009 Levitzki Prize is awarded to Dr. Nir Avni from the Hebrew University.
(April 30, 2009)

Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss recipient of the Erdős Prize (given by the Israel Mathematical Society)
(Feb. 19th, 2009)

Prof. Ehud Hrushovski inducted into The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
(June 2008)

Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss recipient of the Michael Bruno Memorial Award (given by the Rothschild "Yad Hanadiv" Foundation)

Prof. Sergiu Hart elected President of the Game Theory Society 2008-2010
(May 2008)

Prof. Alex Lubotzky lectured at the Abel Lectures 2008
(May 2008)

Dr. Adi Shraibman is the recipient of the 2008 Haim Nessyahu Prize in Mathematics for excellent Ph.D. dissertations in the mathematical sciences, awarded by the Israel Mathematical Union.

Prof. David Kazhdan elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
More information: Academy Announces 2008 Class of Fellows
(April 2008)

Dr. Tsachik Gelander is among the five young Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists awarded five-year research grants under the European Union's first competition for outstanding starting independent researchers, for his research project in group theory and geometry.
The research grants are being given through the European Research Council (ERC). (Jan. 2008)
More information: Five young Hebrew University scientists win first competitive EU grants / News@HebrewU

Zlil Sela laureate of the 2008 Carol Karp prize of the Association for Symbolic Logic "for his fundamental work connecting logic with geometric group theory". (Jan. 2008)

Prof. Shmuel Agmon laureate of the EMET Prize for art, science and culture, 2007
(August 2007)

Prof. Ehud Hrushovski elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
More information: Academy Announces 2007 Class of Fellows
(April 2007)

Prof. Alex Lubotzky laureate of the Rector's prize 2006-2007
(March 2007)

Hebrew University team at SEEMOUS 2007 - Cyprus
(March 2007)

The Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics jointly awarded to
Prof. Hillel Furstenberg and Prof. Stephen J. Smale
Press release 16/1/07
(Jan. 2007)

Faculty members inducted into The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities:
Prof. Sergiu Hart        Prof. David Kazhdan
(Dec. 2006)

Prof. Alex Lubotzky received a honorary degree of "Doctor of Science" from the University of Chicago
(Oct. 2006)

Dr. Tsachik Gelander is the recipient of the 2006 Haim Nessyahu Prize in Mathematics for excellent Ph.D. dissertations in the mathematical sciences, awarded by the Israel Mathematical Union.

Prof. Benjamin Weiss, recipient of the Rothschild Prize for 2006 (Dec. 2005)
2006 Rothschild Prize laureates announced (Feb. 7th, 2006)

Prof. Robert J. Aumann, Nobel Prize winner in economics (Oct.2005)

Alex Lubotzky elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (April 2005)
More information: Academy Elects 225th Class of Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members

Erez Lapid, recipient of the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research / The Wolf Foundation (March 2005)

Institute Prize Laureates Rose



Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel    (Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences)
Robert John Aumann 2005

János Bolyai Prize
Saharon Shelah 2000

Michael Bruno Memorial Award  /  Rothschild Yad Hanadiv foundation:    Fellowships and prizes
Elon Lindenstrauss 2008
Ehud Hrushovski 2004

פרס א.מ.ת. : פרס האמנות, המדע והתרבות
EMET Prize for art, science and culture
(In Hebrew)
A.M.N. Foundation for the Advancement of Science, Art and Culture in Israel
Saharon Shelah 2011
Shmuel Agmon 2007
Hillel Furstenberg 2004
Michael O. Rabin 2004
Robert John Aumann 2002

EMS (European Mathematical society) prizes
Elon Lindenstrauss 2004

Erdős Prize    פרס ארדש  /  Israel Mathematical Union
Elon Lindenstrauss 2009
Zlil Sela 2003
Shahar Mozes 2000
Ehud Hrushovski 1994
Gil Kalai 1992
Alexander Lubotzky 1990
Ilya Rips 1979
Saharon Shelah 1977

The Fermat Prize for mathematics research  /  Toulouse Mathematics Institute
Elon Lindenstrauss 2009

The Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer Prize  /  Foundation Ferran Sunyer i Balaguer
Alexander Lubotzky 2002
Alexander Lubotzky 1992

Fields medal  /  International Mathematical Union
Elon Lindenstrauss 2010

The Delbert Ray Fulkerson Prize
Mathematical Programming Society and the American Mathematical Society
Gil Kalai 1994

Harvey prize  /  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Hillel Furstenberg 1993
Robert John Aumann 1983
Michael O. Rabin 1980

Humboldt Research Award
Menachem Magidor 2011

Israel Prize      פרס ישראל
Ya'acov Levitzki 1953
Shimshon Amitsur 1953
Michael Fekete 1955
Avraham Halevi Fraenkel 1956
Arieh Dvoretzky 1973
Yoram Lindenstrauss 1981
Shmuel Agmon 1991
Hillel Furstenberg 1993
Robert John Aumann 1994
Michael O. Rabin 1995
Saharon Shelah 1998
David Kazhdan 2012

Carol Karp Prize recipients  /  Association for Symbolic Logic
Zlil Sela 2008
Ehud Hrushovski 1998
Ehud Hrushovski 1993
Saharon Shelah 1983

Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research    פרס קריל להצטיינות במחקר מדעי
 /  The Wolf Foundation    קרן וולף
Erez Lapid 2005

Frederick W. Lanchester Prize
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences    (INFORMS)
Robert John Aumann 1995
Michael B. Maschler 1995

Levitzki Prize in Algebra    פרס לויצקי  /  Israel Mathematical Union
Michael Temkin 2011
Nir Avni 2009
Yakov Varshavsky 1998

The Kurt Mahler Prize Fund in Mathematics    פרס מהלר למתמטיקה  /  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Matania Ben-Artzi 1987

The Michael B. Maschler Prize  /  Game Theory Society. Israeli chapter
Reshef Meir 2013
Yehuda (John) Levy 2012

The Haim Nessyahu Prize in Mathematics    פרס חיים נסיהו במתמטיקה  /  Israel Mathematical Union
Michael Hochman 2009
Adi Shraibman 2008
Tsachik Gelander 2006
Elon Lindenstrauss 2001
Isabella Novik 2000
Ehud Friedgut 1998
Mark Rudelson 1997
Yuval Roichman 1995

The Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in economics and the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in mathematics
Northwestern Univ.
Robert John Aumann 1998

George Pólya Prize  /  SIAM
Gil Kalai 1992
Saharon Shelah 1992

Rothschild Prize  /  Rothschild Yad Hanadiv foundation:    Fellowships and prizes
Gil Kalai 2012
David Kazhdan 2010
Benjamin Weiss 2006
Alexander Lubotzky 2002
Ehud Hrushovski 1998
Sergiu Hart 1998
Saharon Shelah 1981
Hillel Furstenberg 1977
Michael O. Rabin 1974
Shimshon Amitsur 1969
Avraham Halevi Fraenkel 1962
Shmuel Agmon 1959

Leroy P. Steele Prizes  /  The American Mathematical Society:
The Leroy P. Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition
Saharon Shelah 2013
Yitzhak Katznelson 2002

Stefan Banach Medal  /  Polish Academy of Sciences
Joram Lindenstrauss 1997

A.M. Turing Award  /  ACM
Michael O. Rabin 1976

John von Neumann Theory prize
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences    (INFORMS)
Robert John Aumann 2005

Weizmann Prize    פרס ויצמן למחקרים במדעים מדויקים ע"ש ד"ר חיים ויצמן / עיריית תל-אביב יפו
Michael O. Rabin 1960
Shmuel Agmon 1956
Arieh Dvoretzky 1952

Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics    פרס וולף  /  The Wolf Foundation    קרן וולף
Hillel Furstenberg 2006/7
Saharon Shelah 2001

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The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities members


Elon Lindenstrauss 2012
Ehud Hrushovski 2008
Sergiu Hart 2006
David Kazhdan 2006
Israel Aumann 1989
Saharon Shelah 1988
Joram Lindenstrauss 1985
Michael Rabin 1982
Hillel Furstenberg 1974
Shimshon Avraham Amitsur 1969
Shmuel Agmon 1964
Abraham Halevy Fraenkel 1960

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Participation in the ICM


Participation in the ICM (the International Congress of Mathematicians, held once in 4 years), also demonstrates the excellence of our department.
The ICM invited speakers from Jerusalem are as follows:

Year     Invited speakers
1970     Agmon    Amitsur    Dvoretzky    Furstenberg    Y. Lindenstrauss    Rabin
1974     Shelah    Weiss
1978     Aumann
1982     Rabin (Plenary)    Shelah (Plenary)      [Invited plenary speakers, did not attend because of events in Poland]
1986     Magidor    Shelah (Plenary)
1990     Furstenberg    Hrushovski    Wigderson (School of Computer Science)
1994     Kalai    Lubotzky    Rips
1998     Hrushovski (Plenary)    Kifer    Mozes    Shalev
2002     Sela    Peres    Linial (School of Engineering and Computer Science)
2006     de Shalit (Invited lecture on mathematical education)
2010     Furstenberg (Plenary)    Lapid    Last    Aharonov (School of Engineering and Computer Science)    E. Lindenstrauss (special lecture by a Fields medallist)

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Prizes in Mathematics (Internet Sites)


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