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Israel Gelfand

AKA Israel Moiseevich Gelfand

Born: 2-Sep-1913
Birthplace: Okny, Ukraine
Died: 5-Oct-2009
Location of death: New Brunswick, NJ [1]
Cause of death: Natural Causes
Remains: Buried

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Mathematician, Educator

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Banach algebras, Lie groups

[1] Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Wife: Zorya Yakovlevna Shapiro (m. 1942, div.)
Son: Sergei Gelfand
Son: Vladimir Gelfand
Son: Aleksandr Gelfand (d., leukemia)
Wife: Tatiana V. Alekseyevskaya (m. 1979)
Daughter: Tatiana I. Gelfand

    University: PhD Mathematics, Moscow State University (1935)
    University: DSc Mathematics, Moscow State University (1938)
    Teacher: Evening Institute of Chemical Technology
    Professor: Moscow State University
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Harvard University
    Professor: Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Professor: Rutgers University (1990-2009)

    Accademia dei Lincei (1988)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1964)
    American Mathematical Society Honorary Member
    European Academy of Sciences (2004)
    French Academy of Sciences (1976)
    Imperial Academie of Sciences of Japan (1989)
    London Mathematical Society Honorary Member
    Moscow Mathematical Society (1935)
    National Academy of Sciences (1970)
    New York Academy of Sciences Lifetime Member (1999)
    Royal Irish Academy (1970)
    Royal Society (1977)
    Royal Swedish Academy (1974)
    Russian Academy of Sciences Corresponding Member (1953), Member (1984)
    Kyoto Prize (1989)
    MacArthur Fellowship (1994)
    Order of Lenin three times
    Wigner Medal (1979)
    Wolf Prize in Mathematics (1978)
    Expelled from School High School
    Appendectomy Odessa, Ukraine (age 15)
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Appendicitis, Former Smoker, Vegetarian

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