List of Jewish mathematicians
This list of Jewish mathematicians includes mathematicians who are or were both non-American and verifiably Jewish or of Jewish descent. In 1933, when the Nazis rose to power in Germany, one-third of all mathematics professors in the country were Jewish, while Jews constituted less than one percent of the population.^{[1]}
A-G
- Abraham Manie Adelstein,^{[2]} statistician
- Abraham Adrian Albert, mathematician
- Kenneth Appel, mathematician
- Vladimir Arnold, mathematician
- Robert Aumann, mathematician game theory; Nobel Prize in Economics (2005)
- Hertha Ayrton,^{[3]} mathematician and engineer
- Laurence Baxter, statistician^{[4]}
- Felix Bernstein, set theory^{[5]}
- Abram Besicovitch,^{[6]} Russian-born British mathematician (Karaite)
- Maurice Block (1816–1901), statistician^{[7]}
- Richard Brauer, modular representation theory^{[8]}
- Haïm Brezis, functional analysis and partial differential equations
- Selig Brodetsky,^{[9]} mathematician and President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews
- Jacob Bronowski,^{[10]} mathematician and broadcaster
- Georg Cantor, set theory
- Moritz Cantor, historian of mathematics^{[11]}
- Tomer Chachamu, expert on model theory
- Paul Cohn, algebraist^{[12]}
- Richard Courant, mathematical analysis and applied mathematics^{[13]}
- H.E. Daniels,^{[14]} statistician
- Philip Dawid,^{[15]} statistician
- Max Dehn, topology^{[16]}
- Federigo Enriques, algebraic geometer
- Paul Epstein, number theory^{[17]}
- Arthur Erdelyi,^{[18]} mathematician
- Paul Erdős ^{[19]}
- John Fox, statistician
- Adolf Fraenkel, set theory^{[20]}
- Hans Freudenthal, algebraic topology^{[21]}
- Albrecht Frohlich^{[22]}
- David Glass,^{[23]} demographer
- Sydney Goldstein,^{[24]} expert on fluid mechanics
- Benjamin Gompertz,^{[25]} mathematician
- Eugene Grebenik,^{[26]} demographer^{[27]}
- Alexander Grothendieck, mathematician
H-R
- Steven Haberman,^{[28]} professor of actuarial science
- Jacques Hadamard (1865–1963), mathematician^{[29]}
- John Hajnal, demographer^{[30]}
- Heini Halberstam, number theory
- Felix Hausdorff, topology^{[31]}
- Hans Heilbronn ^{[32]}
- Heinz Hopf, topology (Jewish father)^{[33]}
- Adolf Hurwitz, mathematician^{[34]}
- Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, analysis^{[35]}
- Joseph Keller, applied mathematician, National Medal of Science, Wolf Prize
- Thomas Körner, mathematician ^{[36]}
- Leopold Kronecker, number theory^{[37]}
- Edmund Landau, number theory^{[38]}
- Ruth Lawrence,^{[39]} mathematician and child prodigy
- Tullio Levi-Civita, mathematician, absolute differential calculus (tensor calculus)
- Norman Levinson, mathematician, non-linear differential calculus, number theory, probability
- Rudolf Lipschitz, mathematician^{[40]}
- Kurt Mahler, mathematician^{[41]}^{[42]}
- Benoit Mandelbrot, mathematician
- Hermann Minkowski, geometrical theory of numbers^{[43]}
- Louis Mordell,^{[44]} number theorist
- Sir Claus Moser,^{[45]} statistician
- Leonard Nelson, mathematician, philosopher^{[46]}
- Bernhard Neumann, mathematician^{[47]}^{[48]}
- Emmy Noether, algebra and theoretical physics
- Rózsa Péter, recursive function theory
- Grigori Perelman, proved Poincaré Conjecture
- Alfred Pringsheim, analysis, theory of functions^{[49]}
- Richard Rado,^{[50]} mathematician
- Abraham Robinson, nonstandard analysis^{[51]}
- Olinde Rodrigues (1795–1851), mathematician and social reformer^{[52]}
- Klaus Roth, diophantine approximation, Fields Medal (1958)^{[53]}^{[54]}
S-Z
- Stanisław Saks (1897–1942), measure theory^{[55]}
- Arthur Moritz Schönflies, mathematician^{[56]}
- Issai Schur, mathematician^{[57]}
- Laurent Schwartz (1915–2002), mathematician, Fields Medal (1950)^{[58]}
- Gary Seitz, group theory
- David Spiegelhalter, statistician^{[59]}
- Shlomo Sternberg, mathematician
- James Joseph Sylvester, mathematician^{[60]}
- Alfred Tarski, logician, mathematician, philosopher
- Otto Toeplitz, linear algebra and functional analysis^{[61]}
- Pál Turán, number theory^{[62]}
- Vito Volterra (1860–1940), mathematician, functional, mathematical biology, integral equations
- Richard von Mises, mathematician, statistician, philosopher, engineer
- John von Neumann, set theory, quantum mechanics, computer science, economics
- André Weil (1906–1998), mathematician, Wolf Prize (1979)^{[63]}
- Oscar Zariski (1899–1986), algebraic geometer
- Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov (born 1955), mathematician, Fields Medal
See also
References
- JYB = Jewish Year Book
Footnotes
- ^ Setting the record straight about Jewish mathematicians in Nazi Germany, Haaretz
- ^ article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- ^ article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- ^ Death notices in Jewish Chronicle, 15 November 1996 p 31; confirms Sidney Hart was his uncle
- ^ [1]
- ^ [2]
- ^ Encyclopædia Britannica 11th ed: "He was born in Berlin of Jewish parents. He studied at Bonn and Giessen, but settled in Paris, becoming naturalized there."
- ^ [3]
- ^ [4]: "These include the papers of Anglo-Jewish leaders, such as Selig Brodetsky"
- ^ [5]
- ^ Jewish Encyclopedia
- ^ Obituary in The Times, "he was born in Hamburg in 1924 to Jewish parents." Accessed 9 July 2008.
- ^ [6]
- ^ article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- ^ [7]
- ^ [8]
- ^ [9]
- ^ Jewish: [10]; British: Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "became naturalised British citizen, 1947"
- ^ [11]
- ^ [12]
- ^ [13]
- ^ [14]
- ^ Obituary, Jewish Chronicle, Oct. 6 1978, p.32
- ^ [15]
- ^ [16]
- ^ [17]
- ^ [18]
- ^ [19]
- ^ [20]
- ^ JYB 2005 p.215
- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2007.
- ^ JYB 1977, p.207
- ^ [21]
- ^ [22]
- ^ [23]
- ^ Two Jewish parents: Stephan Körner (JYB 2005 p215) and Edith Körner
- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 September 2006. Retrieved 6 January 2007.
- ^ [24]
- ^ [25]
- ^ [26]
- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2007.
- ^ JYB 2005 p.214
- ^ Contemporary Authors V. 162 by Rooney, Scot Peacock, pg 169
- ^ [27]
- ^ [28]
- ^ [29]
- ^ [30]
- ^ JYB 2005 p.214
- ^ [31]
- ^ [32]
- ^ [33]
- ^ [34]
- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 February 2007. Retrieved 6 January 2007.
- ^ [35]
- ^ [36]
- ^ [37]
- ^ [38]
- ^ [39]
- ^ JYB 2007 p.198
- ^ [40]
- ^ [41]
- ^ [42]
- ^ [43]
External links
- Jinfo
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