David Kazhdan - age: 77

David Kazhdan

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ABOUT

Known for his work in a sub-field of abstract algebra known as representation theory, this Soviet-born mathematician was awarded the 2012 Israel Prize and was also a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.He became famous for three major mathematical concepts and theories: the Kazhdan–Lusztig polynomial, theKazhdan–Margulis theorem, and Kazhdan's property (T).Grigori Perelman is another prominent Russian-Jewish mathematician.

BEFORE FAME

After earning a degree from Moscow State University, he taught at Harvard for nearly three decades. In the early 2000s, he settled in Israel and joined the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

PERSONAL LIFE

Born Dmitri Aleksandrovich, he grew up in Moscow as the son of historian Alexander Kazhdan.

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Mathematician David Kazhdan were born on Thursday, birthstone is Pearl, the seaon was Spring in the Chinese year of Dog, it is 166 days until David Kazhdan next birthday.

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