Israel Gelfand, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Israel Gelfand

Soviet mathematician

Date of Birth: 20-Aug-1913

Place of Birth: Okny, Ukraine

Date of Death: 05-Oct-2009

Profession: mathematician, biologist, university teacher

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Israel Gelfand

  • Israel Moiseevich Gelfand, also written Israïl Moyseyovich Gel'fand, or Izrail M.
  • Gelfand (Yiddish: ????? ??????????, Russian: ????´??? ?????´???? ??????´??; 2 September [O.S.
  • 20 August] 1913 – 5 October 2009) was a prominent Soviet mathematician.
  • He made significant contributions to many branches of mathematics, including group theory, representation theory and functional analysis.
  • The recipient of many awards, including the Order of Lenin and the first Wolf Prize, he was a Foreign Fellow of the Royal Society and professor at Moscow State University and, after immigrating to the United States shortly before his 76th birthday, at Rutgers University.
  • Gelfand is also a 1994 MacArthur Fellow. His legacy continues through his students, who include Endre Szemerédi, Alexandre Kirillov, Edward Frenkel, Joseph Bernstein, as well as his own son, Sergei Gelfand.

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