Touro Department of Institutional Advancement
For Immediate Release
New York, N.Y., November 14, 2008 -
Nobel Prize-winning mathematician Dr. Robert J. Aumann
An Israeli mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Aumann is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He helped found the Center in 1990, and has taught at the Hebrew University since 1956, when he joined the mathematics department. Dr. Aumann also holds a visiting position at Stony Brook University on Long Island and is one of the founding members of the Center for Game Theory in Economics at Stony Brook.
Dr. Aumann received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences in 2005 for his work on conflict and cooperation through game theory analysis. He shared the prize with Thomas Schelling, an American economist and professor of foreign affairs, national security, nuclear strategy and arms control at The School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1930, Dr. Aumann and his family fled Nazi persecution in 1938, settling in New York. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1955.
Dr. Aumann is the author of more than 80 research papers and six books and has held visiting positions at Princeton, Yale, University of California at Berkeley, Louvain, Stanford, Stony Brook and New York universities. Dr. Aumann is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences (USA), British Academy, and the Israel Academy of Sciences. He holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Chicago, Bonn, Louvain, City University of New York, and Bar Ilan University, and has received numerous prizes in addition to the Nobel Prize in 2005.
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