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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, four-color problem [1]
  • Richard Bellman, dynamic programming *
  • Lipman Bers, non-linear 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, M-theory, 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 Finlay-Freundlich, 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, German-born 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, co-discoverer of CMB, Nobel Prize (1978)[50]
    Alfred Philippson, geologist [51]
    John Charles Polanyi, chemist, Nobel Prize (born Berlin) [52]
    Ernst Pringsheim, spectrometry, black-body 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

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