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Joram Lindenstrauss

Hebrew: יורם לינדנשטראוס
Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel
Death: Died in Jerusalem, Israel
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Son of Mr. Lindenstrauss and Mrs. Lindenstrauss
Husband of <private> Salinger
Father of Elon Lindenstrauss, Fields Medal, 2010; <private> Lindenstrauss; <private> Lindenstrauss and <private> Lindenstrauss

Occupation: Israeli mathematician working in functional analysis., Mathematician (in Jerusalem)
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About Joram Lindenstrauss

Joram Lindenstrauss (Hebrew: יורם לינדנשטראוס‎) (October 28, 1936 – April 29, 2012) was an Israeli mathematician working in functional analysis. He was a professor of mathematics at the Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

Joram Lindenstrauss was born in Tel Aviv. He was the only child for a pair of lawyers who immigrated to Israel from Berlin. He began to study mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1954 while serving in the army. He became a full-time student in 1956 and received his master's degree in 1959. In 1962 Lindenstrauss earned his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University (dissertation: Extension of Compact Operators, advisors: Aryeh Dvoretzky, Branko Grünbaum). He worked as a postdoc at Yale University and the University of Washington in Seattle from 1962 - 1965. He was appointed senior lecturer at the Hebrew University in 1965, associate professor on 1967 and full professor in 1969. He become the Leon H. and Ada G. Miller Memorial Professor of Mathematics in 1985. He retired in 2005.

Lindenstrauss was married to theoretical computer scientist Naomi Lindenstrauss. Two of their children, Ayelet Lindenstrauss and Fields Medallist Elon Lindenstrauss, are also mathematicians (providing a rare example of father, mother, son and daughter all having papers listed in Mathematical Reviews).[2] Joram was also the cousin of Micha Lindenstrauss.


Lindenstrauss worked in various areas of functional analysis and geometry, particularly Banach space theory, finite- and infinite-dimensional convexity, geometric nonlinear functional analysis and geometric measure theory. He has authored more than 100 papers as well as several of the most influential books in Banach space theory.


Among his most well-known results is the Johnson–Lindenstrauss lemma which concerns low-distortion embeddings of points from high-dimensional into low-dimensional Euclidean space. Another of his theorems states that in a Banach space with the Radon–Nikodym property, a closed and bounded set has an extreme point; compactness is not needed.


In 1981 Lindenstrauss was awarded the Israel Prize, for mathematics. In 1997, Lindenstrauss was the first mathematician from outside Poland to be awarded the Banach Medal of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

About יורם לינדנשטראוס (עברית)

יורם לינדנשטראוס (28 באוקטובר 1936 - 29 באפריל 2012) היה מתמטיקאי במכון איינשטיין למתמטיקה באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים, חבר זר של האקדמיה האוסטרית למדעים, חבר האקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים וחתן פרס ישראל במתמטיקה

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Joram Lindenstrauss's Timeline

October 28, 1936
Tel Aviv, Israel
August 1, 1970
Age 33
Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
August 1, 1970
Age 33
Jerusalem, Israel
April 29, 2012
Age 75
Jerusalem, Israel