Elon Lindenstrauss
Elon Lindenstrauss  

Born 

August 1, 1970
Nationality  Israeli 
Alma mater  Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Awards 
Blumenthal Award (2001) Salem Prize (2003) EMS Prize (2004) Fermat Prize (2009) Erdős Prize (2009) Fields Medal (2010) 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
Institutions 
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Princeton University 
Doctoral advisor  Benjamin Weiss 
Elon Lindenstrauss (Hebrew: אילון לינדנשטראוס, born August 1, 1970) is an Israeli mathematician, and a winner of the 2010 Fields Medal.^{[1]}^{[2]}
Since 2004, he has been a professor at Princeton University. In 2009, he was appointed to Professor at the Mathematics Institute at the Hebrew University.
Biography
Lindenstrauss was born into an IsraeliJewish family with German origins. He was also born into a mathematical family, the son of the mathematician Joram Lindenstrauss, the namesake of the Johnson–Lindenstrauss lemma, and computer scientist Naomi Lindenstrauss, both professors at the Hebrew University. His sister Ayelet Lindenstrauss is also a mathematician. He attended the Hebrew University Secondary School. He enlisted to the IDF's Talpiot program, and studied at the Hebrew University, where he earned his BSc in Mathematics and Physics in 1991 and his master's degree in Mathematics in 1995. In 1999 he finished his Ph.D., his thesis being "Entropy properties of dynamical systems", under the guidance of Prof. Benjamin Weiss. He was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, then a Szego Assistant Prof. at Stanford University. From 2003 to 2005, he was a Long Term Prize Fellow at the Clay Mathematics Institute.
In Fall 2014, he was Visiting Miller Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.^{[3]}
Research
Lindenstrauss works in the area of dynamics, particularly in the area of ergodic theory and its applications in number theory. With Anatole Katok and Manfred Einsiedler, he made progress on the Littlewood conjecture.
In a series of two papers (one coauthored with Jean Bourgain) he made major progress on Peter Sarnak's Arithmetic Quantum Unique Ergodicity conjecture. The proof of the conjecture was completed by Kannan Soundararajan.
Recently with Manfred Einsiedler, Philippe Michel and Akshay Venkatesh, he studied distributions of torus periodic orbits in some arithmetic spaces, generalizing theorems by Hermann Minkowski and Yuri Linnik.
Together with Benjamin Weiss he developed and studied systematically the invariant of mean dimension introduced in 1999 by Mikhail Gromov. In related work he introduced and studied the small boundary property.
Among his coauthors are Jean Bourgain, Manfred Einsiedler, Philippe Michel, Shahar Mozes, Akshay Venkatesh and Barak Weiss.
Awards
 In 1988, Lindenstrauss represented Israel in the International Mathematical Olympiad and won a bronze medal.
 During his service in the IDF, he was awarded the Israel Defense Prize.
 In 2003, he was awarded the Salem Prize jointly with Kannan Soundararajan.
 In 2004, he was awarded the European Mathematical Society Prize.
 In 2008, he received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award.
 In 2009, he was awarded the Erdős Prize.
 In 2009, he received the Fermat Prize.
 In 2010, he became the first Israeli to be awarded the Fields Medal, for his results on measure rigidity in ergodic theory, and their applications to number theory.^{[4]}
References
 ^ "Israeli wins world's most prestigious math prize". ynet. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
 ^ "Israeli Mathemetician Elon Lindenstrauss Wins Field Medal — Pictures". Zimbio. Retrieved 20100821.
 ^ "Elon Lindenstrauss". Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
 ^ "Fields Medal – Elon Lindenstrauss, ICM2010".
External links
 Homepage at Hebrew University
 Elon Lindenstrauss at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
 "Elon Lindenstrauss's results". International Mathematical Olympiad.
 1970 births
 Living people
 20thcentury mathematicians
 21stcentury mathematicians
 Dynamical systems theorists
 Fields Medalists
 Institute for Advanced Study visiting scholars
 Hebrew University of Jerusalem alumni
 Hebrew University of Jerusalem faculty
 International Mathematical Olympiad participants
 Israel Defense Prize recipients
 Israeli Jews
 Israeli mathematicians
 Israeli people of GermanJewish descent
 People from Jerusalem
 Princeton University faculty