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Shimshon Avraham Amitsur (Kaplan)

Hebrew: שמשון אברהם עמיצור
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Death: September 5, 1994 (73)
Jerusalem, Israel
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Occupation: Professor of Mathematics
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About Shimshon Avraham Amitsur

Shimshon Avraham Amitsur (born Kaplan; Hebrew: שמשון אברהם עמיצור‎; August 26, 1921 – September 5, 1994) was an Israeli mathematician. He is best known for his work in ring theory, in particular PI rings, an area of abstract algebra.


Amitsur was born in Jerusalem and studied at the Hebrew University under the supervision of Jacob Levitzki. His studies were repeatedly interrupted, first by World War II and then by the Israel's War of Independence. He received his M.Sc. degree in 1946, and his Ph.D. in 1950. Later, for his joint work with Levitzki, he received the first Israel Prize in Exact Sciences. He worked at the Hebrew University until his retirement in 1989. Amitsur was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences, where he was the Head for Experimental Science Section. He was one of the founding editors of the Israel Journal of Mathematics, and the mathematical editor of the Hebrew Encyclopedia. Amitsur received a number of awards, including the honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University in 1990. His students included Avinoam Mann, Amitai Regev, Eliyahu Rips and Aner Shalev.

Amitsur and Jacob Levitzki were each awarded the Israel Prize in exact sciences, in 1953, its inaugural year


About שמשון אברהם עמיצור (עברית)


שמשון אברהם עמיצור (26 באוגוסט 1921 - 5 בספטמבר 1994), מתמטיקאי ישראלי, חתן פרס ישראל למדעים מדויקים לשנת 1953. תרם תרומה חשובה לכל ענפי תורת החוגים, והעמיד תלמידים רבים

עמיצור קיבל את תואר הדוקטור שלו בשנת 1949, מהאוניברסיטה העברית, בהנחייתו של פרופ' יעקב לויצקי. זמן קצר אחר-כך גילה, עם לויצקי, את הזהויות הסטנדרטיות של אלגברות המטריצות. תוצאה זו, שהיא אבן פינה בתאוריה של חוגים עם זהויות, זכתה מיד להערכה רבה, והשניים קיבלו בזכותה את פרס ישראל למדעים מדויקים לשנת 1953. בשנת 1960 הועלה לדרגת פרופסור מן המניין באוניברסיטה העברית‏. בשנת 1969 נבחר עמיצור לחבר האקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים

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August 26, 1921
Jerusalem, Israel
September 5, 1994
Age 73
Jerusalem, Israel