**The medal known as the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics" was awarded for the first time to an Israeli researcher**

Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss from the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University today received the Fields Medal for 2010. The Fields Medal is the most important award in the field of mathematics given once every four years to researchers up to the age of 40, and it is the first time an Israeli researcher receives it. Prof. Lindenstrauss received the medal today, August 19, at the International Mathematical Congress of the International Mathematical Union IMU - International Mathematical Union. The Congress was held this year in Hyderabad, India, and the medal was awarded to him by the President of India.

The Fields Medal, which some call the "Nobel Prize in Mathematics", is named after John Charles Fields (1932-1863), a mathematician and professor at the University of Toronto who was responsible for bringing the International Congress of Mathematics to Toronto, Canada in 1924. Fields donated the prize and established a criterion that distinguishes the winner from the Nobel Prize nominees: he must prove significant achievements in the field and have great potential for the future. Three more researchers received the medal this year.

Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss is a graduate of the Talpiot program of the Air Force, a major in the res. and even won the Israel Defense Prize in the past. Lindenstrauss (1970) holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and physics and a master's degree and a doctorate in mathematics from the Hebrew University. After receiving his doctorate, he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, later accepted a position at Stanford University and was later appointed a professor at Princeton. In 2008 he received a professor position at the Hebrew University. Prof. Lindenstrauss is married, father of three children and lives in Jerusalem. Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss is a second generation mathematician. His father, Yoram Lindenstrauss, is professor emeritus at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University, laureate of the Israel Mathematics Prize and member of the Israel Academy of Sciences.

## Comments

Samuel:

I am answering you with some discomfort because I am not sure that he wants to receive inquiries from anyone and the chance that he would want to receive an inquiry from a person who does not know how to find the data on the university website seems to me to be even lower.

Anyway - since it appears on the university's website - so here it is:

http://sites.huji.ac.il/htbin/people/newsegel/224660

If you send me Elon's e-mail address or phone number, I would like to congratulate him personally

Well done

What I can offer right now is a link to his home page on the Hebrew University website.

http://www.ma.huji.ac.il/~elon/

To David, I asked for interviews. Let's hope they organize it for me. Are you suggesting that I don't post news of this magnitude at all until an interview or explanation is arranged for me, right in the middle of the period when all the universities are on vacation? Or is it better to upload a partial news and compensate the readers later?

Avi Blizovsky, why don't you bring us a link to Alon's articles that won him the prize, for those who want to go deeper?

An Israeli won such a prestigious prize in mathematics and there is no minimal explanation of what it is about...

Website editor for your attention! Let's hope it doesn't become a habit because that's not how the site usually behaves.

Referral to other sites often leads nowhere...

Well done, God bless you, David

Anyone who wants an explanation in Hebrew about why he received the award, should enter the mathematics forum in Tafuz - a detailed explanation including links.

It's a shame they don't explain what he received the award for

That's what's really interesting

Cheers, in a new evening they said he was the brother of the state auditor

Is there a family connection with the state auditor?

Kudos to him!

Brings great honor to Israel especially when the youth do not know simple arithmetic...

Who is willing to explain to the ignorant what the actual thing he did was

It's a shame that people write with spelling errors. Just kidding.

It's a shame that people write that people don't realize the importance of the matter

It's a shame that people don't understand the importance of the eye

Congratulations.