Great honor for Israel: Professor Elon Lindenstrauss from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Einstein Institute of Mathematics has been awarded the prestigious Fields Medal for 2010.
In 1988 he represented Israel in the International Mathematical Olympiad and won a bronze medal. In 2003 he was awarded the Salem Prize with Kannan Soundararajan, in 2004 he was awarded the European Mathematical Society Prize.
In 2008 Lindenstrauss received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award and in 2009 the Erdos Prize. In 2009 he received the Fermat Prize. In 2010 he received the Fields medal for his results on measure rigidity in ergodic theory, and their applications to number theory.
Elon Lindenstrauss (Hebrew: אילון לינדנשטראוס, born August 1, 1970) is an Israeli mathematician, winner of the 2010 Fields Medal.
Lindenstrauss enlisted to the Talpiot program, he studied at the Hebrew University , where he earn his BA in Mathematics and Physics and his Master's degree in Mathematics, in 1995. while serving in the IDF he was awarded the Israel Defense Prize. In 1999 he finished his Ph.D. (his thesis: "Entropy properties of dynamical systems" under the guidance of Prof. Benjamin Weiss). He was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University then a Szego Assistant Prof. at Stanford University. From 2003 to 2005 he was a Long Term Prize Fellow at the Clay Mathematics Institute. Since 2004 he is professor at Princeton University. In 2009 he was appointed to Professor at the Mathematics Institute at the Hebrew University.
Lindenstrauss is the son of the renowned mathematician Joram Lindenstrauss, the namesake of the Johnson–Lindenstrauss lemma.
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