List of Jewish American
mathematicians
This is a list of famous Jewish American Mathematicians. For other
famous Jewish Americans, see List of
Jewish Americans.
 Abraham Adrian Albert [1]
 Kenneth Appel, fourcolor problem
[1]
 Richard Bellman, dynamic
programming *
 Lipman Bers, nonlinear elliptic
equations [2]
 Salomon Bochner, harmonic analysis
*
 Raoul Bott, geometry (Jewish
mother) *
 Richard Brauer, modular
representation theory *
 Eugenio Calabi, differential
geometry *
Paul Cohen, set theorist, Fields Medal (1966) *
 Richard Courant, algebraic
topology *
 George Dantzig, simplex algorithm
*
 Martin Davis, mathematician *
 Persi Diaconis, statistician
(Jewish mother) *
 Jesse Douglas, mathematician,
Fields Medal (1936) [3]
 Samuel Eilenberg, category
theorist *
 Noam Elkies, mathematician *
 Paul Erdos, number theorist *
 Charles Fefferman, mathematician,
Fields Medal (1978) *
Mitchell Feigenbaum, chaos theorist [4]
William Feller, probability theory [2]
Michael Freedman, mathematician, Fields Medal (1986) (Jewish father)
*
Dorian Goldfeld, number theorist, Cole Prize *
Michael Golomb, theory of approximation [5]
Solomon Golomb, polyominoes [6]
Paul Halmos, mathematician *
E. Morton Jellinek, biostatistician [7]
Irving Kaplansky, mathematician *
Mark Kac, mathematician *
Edward Kasner, mathematician [3]
Nick Katz, algebraic geometry *
Martin Kruskal, mathematician *
Cornelius Lanczos, mathematician and mathematical physicist [8]
Peter Lax, mathematician, Abel Prize (2005) *
Solomon Lefschetz, algebraic topology *
Emma Lehmer, mathematician [9]
Norman Levinson, mathematician *
George Lusztig, representation theory *
Barry Mazur, mathematician *
Louis Mordell, number theorist *
John von Neumann, mathematician [10]
George Pólya, mathematician *
Emil Post, logician *
Herbert Robbins, statistician *
Abraham Robinson, nonstandard analysis *
Arthur Rubin, mathematician
Isadore Singer, mathematician, Abel Prize (2004) *
Richard P. Stanley, mathematician *
Elias Stein, mathematician *
Stanislaw Ulam, mathematician *
André Weil, mathematician *
Norbert Wiener, mathematician, Bôcher Prize, National Medal of
Science *
Edward Witten, Mtheory, Fields Medal (1990) *
Oscar Zariski, algebraic geometry *
Mathematicians
 Felix Bernstein, set theory[94]
Maurice Block, statistician [95]
Richard Brauer, modular representation theory[96]
Moritz Cantor, historian of mathematics[21]
Richard Courant, mathematical analysis & applied mathematics[97]
Max Dehn, topology[98]
Paul Epstein, number theory[99]
Adolf Fraenkel, set theory[100]
Hans Freudenthal, algebraic topology[101]
Felix Hausdorff, topology[102]
Heinz Hopf, topology (Jewish father)[103]
Adolf Hurwitz, mathematician[104]
Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, analysis[105]
Leopold Kronecker, number theory[106]
Edmund Landau, number theory[107]
Rudolf Lipschitz, mathematician[108]
Kurt Mahler, mathematician[109]
Hermann Minkowski, geometrical theory of numbers[22]
Claus Moser, Statistician [110]
Leonard Nelson, mathematician, philosopher[111]
Bernhard Neumann, mathematician[112]
Emmy Noether, algebra & theoretical physics[113]
Alfred Pringsheim, analysis, theory of functions[114]
Richard Rado, combinatorics[115]
Abraham Robinson, nonstandard analysis[116]
Klaus Roth, diophantine approximation, Fields Medal (1958)[117]
Arthur Moritz Schönflies, mathematician[118]
Issai Schur, mathematician[119]
Otto Toeplitz, linear algebra & functional analysis[120]
Scientific Figures
Natural Scientists
 Max Abraham, physicist
 Adolf von Baeyer, industrial
chemist, Nobel Prize (1905) (Jewish mother)[27]
 Norbert Berkowitz, physicist[28]
 Sir Hans Bethe, nuclear physics,
Nobel Prize (1967)[29]
 Sir Walter Bodmer, medical
researcher [9]
 Max Born, quantum mechanics, Nobel
Prize (1954)[30]
 Heinrich Caro, industrial
chemist[31]
 Nikodem Caro, industrial
chemist[32]

Albert Einstein, theoretical physics, Nobel Prize (1921)[33]
Erwin FinlayFreundlich, astronomer[34]
James Franck, quantum physics, Nobel Prize (1925)[35]
Adolph Frank, industrial chemist[36]
Herbert Fröhlich, physicist[37]
Eugen Glueckauf, chemist, expert on atomic energy [38]
Hans Goldschmidt, industrial chemist[39]
Eugen Goldstein, physicist
Leo Graetz, physicist
Fritz Haber, developed the Haber process, Nobel Prize (1918)[40]
Walter Heitler, chemist [41]
Arthur Korn, physicist[42]
Ernst Ising, statistical mechanics[43]
Albert Ladenburg, chemist[10]
Fritz London, quantum mechanics[11]
Leonard Mandel, quantum optics[44]
Kurt Mendelssohn, Germanborn British medical physicist[12]
Viktor Meyer, organic chemist[45]
Leonor Michaelis, biochemist[46]
Albert Michelson, measured speed of light, Nobel Prize (1907)
(Jewish father)[13][47]
Ludwig Mond, chemist & industrialist[48]
Sir Rudolf Peierls, solid state theory[49]
Arno Penzias, codiscoverer of CMB, Nobel Prize (1978)[50]
Alfred Philippson, geologist [51]
John Charles Polanyi, chemist, Nobel Prize (born Berlin) [52]
Ernst Pringsheim, spectrometry, blackbody radiation[53]
Michael Rossmann, physicist and microbiologist (Jewish mother)[54];
[55]
Rudolf Schoenheimer, biochemist[56]
Arthur Schuster, spectroscopist[57]
Karl Schwarzschild, physicist & astronomer[58]
Franz Simon, physicist, separation of Uranium 235[14]
Jack Steinberger, particle physics, Nobel Prize (1988)[59]
Otto Stern, experimental physicist, Nobel Prize (1943)[60]
Otto Wallach, chemist, Nobel Prize (1910)[15]
Richard Willstätter, chemist, Nobel Prize (1915)[61]
Nathan Zuntz
