Famous Israeli Mathematicians

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Adi Shamir
(Mathematician, Cryptologist, Computer scientist)

Adi Shamir
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Birthdate: July 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tel Aviv

Turing Award-winning Israeli cryptographer Adi Shamir is one of the co-inventors of RSA encryption. He also owns patents to more than a dozen more inventions. He has been associated with the University of Warwick and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has also taught at the Weizmann Institute.

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Daniel M. Lewin
(Mathematician and entrepreneur who co-founded internet company Akamai Technologies)

Daniel M. Lewin
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Birthdate: May 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Died: September 11, 2001

Daniel M. Lewin was an American–Israeli entrepreneur and mathematician best remembered for co-founding the popular internet company Akamai Technologies. On September 11, 2001, Lewin became the first victim of the September 11 attacks when he was stabbed to death onboard American Airlines Flight 11 by one of the hijackers.

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Natan Sharansky
(Politician, Writer, Mathematician, Human rights activist)

Natan Sharansky
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Birthdate: January 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donetsk

A well-known human rights activist, Natan Sharansky not just campaigned for the rights of the Jews and spent 9 years in a prison in Siberia, but was also a chess prodigy, who was a champion at age 14. He has also penned books and won multiple awards.

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 4 
Robert Aumann
(Mathematician)

Robert Aumann
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Birthdate: June 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Robert Aumann is an Israeli-American mathematician. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. A founding member of the Stony Brook Center for Game Theory, he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2005. 

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Michael O. Rabin
(Mathematician)

Michael O. Rabin
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Birthdate: September 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland

Michael O. Rabin is an Israeli computer scientist and mathematician. He is best known for creating the popular Rabin–Karp string search algorithm. In 1976, Michael O. Rabin was honored with the prestigious Turing Award for a paper written in 1959. In 2010, Rabin was presented with the Tel Aviv University Dan David Prize.

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Elon Lindenstrauss
(Mathematician)

Elon Lindenstrauss
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Birthdate: August 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel

Elon Lindenstrauss is an Israeli mathematician who has been serving as a professor at Princeton University since 2004. He is best known for his research work in the area of ergodic theory. In 1988, Elon Lindenstrauss participated in the International Mathematical Olympiad where he won a bronze medal. He has also received several other awards, including the 2010 Fields Medal.

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Amir Aczel
(Mathematician)

Amir Aczel
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Birthdate: November 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haifa
Died: November 26, 2015
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Avraham Trahtman
(Mathematician)

Avraham Trahtman
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Birthdate: February 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nev'yanskiy Rayon, Russia