JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE DIRAC MEDAL OF THE ICTP
(33% of recipients)
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Listed below are recipients of the Dirac Medal of the ICTP who were, or are, Jewish (or of half-Jewish descent, as noted).  Bestowed annually by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, this award is considered to be among the two or three most prestigious in the field of theoretical physics.
  • Edward Witten (1985)
  • Yakov Zeldovich (1985)
  • Alexander Polyakov (1986)
  • Bryce DeWitt 1 (1987)
  • Efim Fradkin (1988)
  • David Gross (1988)
  • Michael Green (1989)
  • John Schwarz (1989)
  • Sidney Coleman (1990)
  • Jeffrey Goldstone (1991)
  • Stanley Mandelstam (1991)
  • Yakov Sinai (1992)
  • Daniel Freedman (1993)
  • Sir Michael Berry (1995)
  • Stephen Adler (1998)
  • Paul Steinhardt (2002)
  • Alan Guth (2002)
  • Robert Kraichnan (2003)
  • Édouard Brézin (2011)
  • Andrew Strominger 2 (2014)
  • Gabriele Veneziano (2014)
  • Nathan Seiberg (2016)
  • Mikhail Shifman (2016)
  • Arkady Vainshtein (2016)
NOTES
1. Jewish father (Dr. Lewis Lipman Seligman), non-Jewish mother.  DeWitt was born Carl Bryce Seligman.
2. Jewish father (biochemist Jack Strominger).


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