Hillel Furstenberg

Hillel Furstenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a *58 graduate student of Salomon Bochner at Princeton, will receive the 2020 Abel Prize “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics.”  He shares the prize with Gregory Margulis of Yale.  Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the academy has decided to postpone the award ceremony, which normally would have taken place in Oslo in June. Instead, the 2021 ceremony will celebrate winners for both the 2020 and 2021 prizes.  Photo credit: Yosef Adest, Hebrew University of Jerusalem