Famous Mathematicians from Israel

List of notable or famous mathematicians from Israel, with bios and photos, including the top mathematicians born in Israel and even some popular mathematicians who immigrated to Israel. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Israeli mathematicians then this list is the perfect resource for you. These mathematicians are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known mathematician from Israel is included when available.

Examples include Aviezri Fraenkel and Robert Aumann.

This historic mathematicians from Israel list can help answer the questions "Who are some Israeli mathematicians of note?" and "Who are the most famous mathematicians from Israel?" These prominent mathematicians of Israel may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Israeli mathematicians.

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  • Abraham Fraenkel
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    Abraham Halevi (Adolf) Fraenkel (Hebrew: אברהם הלוי (אדולף) פרנקל‎; February 17, 1891 – October 15, 1965), known as Abraham Fraenkel, was a German-born Israeli mathematician. He was an early Zionist and the first Dean of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is known for his contributions to axiomatic set theory, especially his additions to Ernst Zermelo's axioms, which resulted in the Zermelo–Fraenkel axioms.
    • Age: Dec. at 74 (1891-1965)
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
  • Adi Shamir (Hebrew: עדי שמיר‎; born July 6, 1952) is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the Rivest–Shamir–Adleman (RSA) algorithm (along with Ron Rivest and Len Adleman), a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme (along with Uriel Feige and Amos Fiat), one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis and has made numerous contributions to the fields of cryptography and computer science.
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Aryeh (Arie) Dvoretzky (Hebrew: אריה דבורצקי‎, Russian: Арье Дворецкий; May 3, 1916 – May 8, 2008) was a Russian-born Israeli mathematician, the winner of the 1973 Israel Prize in Mathematics. He is best known for his work in functional analysis, statistics and probability.
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1916-2008)
    • Birthplace: Khorol, Ukraine, Ukraine
  • Avi Wigderson (Hebrew: אבי ויגדרזון‎; born 9 September 1956) is an Israeli mathematician and computer scientist. He is professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His research interests include complexity theory, parallel algorithms, graph theory, cryptography, distributed computing, and neural networks.
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Israel
  • Aviezri Siegmund Fraenkel (Hebrew: אביעזרי פרנקל‎) (born June 7, 1929) is an Israeli mathematician who has made contributions to combinatorial game theory.
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
  • Boáz Klartag

    Boáz Klartag (Hebrew: בועז קלרטג‎; born 25 April 1978) is an Israeli mathematician. He currently is an Associate Professor with the Department of Pure Mathematics of Tel Aviv University, where he earned his doctorate under the supervision of Vitali Milman. Klartag made contributions in asymptotic geometric analysis and won the 2008 EMS Prize, as well as the 2010 Erdős Prize.
    • Age: 44