JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE BďCHER MEMORIAL PRIZE 
(42% of recipients)

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Listed below are recipients of the B˘cher Memorial Prize in Mathematics who were, or are, Jewish. 
The B˘cher Prize is considered to be one of the five most prestigious in the field of mathematics.1
  • Solomon Lefschetz (1924)
  • Norbert Wiener (1933)
  • John von Neumann (1938)
  • Jesse Douglas (1943)
  • Norman Levinson (1953)
  • Louis Nirenberg (1959)
  • Paul Cohen (1964)
  • I. M. Singer (1969)
  • Donald Ornstein (1974)
  • Leon Simon (1994)
  • Sergiu Klainerman (1999)
  • Charles Fefferman (2008)
  • Carlos Kenig (2008)
  • Assaf Naor (2011)
NOTES
1. See the entry entitled "Mathematical Prizes" on p. 1863 of the CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics (2nd Edition), by Eric W. Weisstein (Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL, 2003).

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