JEWISH RECIPIENTS OF THE LEROY P. STEELE PRIZE FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
(55% of recipients)
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Listed below are recipients of the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Mathematics who were, or are, Jewish (or of half-Jewish descent, as noted).  The Steele Prizes are awarded in three different categories, of which Lifetime Achievement is the most prestigious.  Overall, Jews have received approximately 50% of the Steele Prizes in all three categories.
  • Salomon Bochner (1979)
  • André Weil (1980)
  • Gerhard Hochschild (1980)
  • Oscar Zariski (1981)
  • Fritz John 1 (1982)
  • Joseph Doob (1984)
  • Samuel Eilenberg (1987)
  • Irving Kaplansky (1989)
  • Raoul Bott 2 (1990)
  • Eugenio Calabi (1991)
  • Peter Lax (1993)
  • Eugene Dynkin (1993)
  • Louis Nirenberg (1994)
  • Ralph Phillips (1997)
  • Nathan Jacobson (1998)
  • Richard Kadison (1999)
  • I. M. Singer (2000)
  • Harry Kesten (2001)
  • Elias Stein (2002)
  • Israel Gelfand (2005)
  • George Lusztig (2008)
  • Yakov Sinai (2013)
  • Victor Kac (2015)
  • Barry Simon (2016)
NOTES
1. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father; see Courant, by Constance Reid (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1976, p. 153).
2. Jewish mother, non-Jewish father; see Raoul Bott: Collected Papers, Vol. 1  (Birkhäuser, Boston, 1994, pp. 11-12).

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