JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE BOLTZMANN MEDAL
IN STATISTICAL MECHANICS

(44% of recipients)
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Listed below are recipients of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics' Boltzmann Medal who were, or are, Jewish or of half-Jewish descent (as noted).  This prize is generally considered to be one of the two most prestigious international awards in the field of theoretical statistical mechanics.
  • Michael Fisher (1983)
  • Yakov Sinai (1986)
  • Leo Kadanoff (1989)
  • Joel Lebowitz (1992)
  • Elliott Lieb (1998)
  • Benjamin Widom (1998)
  • Berni Alder (2001)
  • E. G. D. Cohen (2004)
  • Bernard Derrida (2010)
  • Giovanni Jona-Lasinio 1 (2013)
  • Daan Frenkel (2016)
NOTES
1. Jewish father, non-Jewish mother.  See "A Jew in Rome," by Richard Ellis in the April 2001 issue of Midstream.

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