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Hebrew University Professor Wins World's Most Prestigious Math Prize

Professor Elon Lindenstrauss from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Einstein Institute of Mathematics was awarded the prestigious Fields Medal for 2010.

The Fields medal, also referred to as the “mathematics’ Nobel Prize,” is the world’s most important math prize and is awarded once every four years to researchers aged 40 years or under who demonstrate significant mathematical achievements and show great potential for the future.

Professor Lindenstrauss was awarded the prize for work that uses probabilistic and dynamic systems for solving problems in number theory.

A Jerusalem resident, Lindenstrauss is a graduate of the Air Force’s elite Talpiot program and has been awarded several prestigious prizes both in Israel and abroad. After receiving his doctorate in mathematics from the Hebrew University, he became a member of Princeton’s Institute of Advanced Study and in 2008 received a professorship at the Hebrew University.

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