Yitzchak Shmalo Shares Original Research on Dynamical Systems In June, Yitzchak Shmalo ’16YC presented original research at a key international conference in the field of chaos theory, an area of mathematics that studies nonlinear topics that are effectively impossible to predict or control because of the complexity of the systems involved (for example, the weather or the […]
President George W. Bush has nominated New Jersey attorney Shalom David Stone ’84Y, for a seat on the Third US Circuit Court of Appeals. If the appointment is confirmed, Mr. Stone—who graduated magna cum laude from Yeshiva College, and three years later earned a law degree from the New York University School of Law—would fill the vacancy created when Samuel A. Alito Jr. became a Supreme Court justice early last year.
Dr. Hillel Furstenberg, a graduate of YU High School for Boys and Yeshiva College, was recently announced as one of the winners of Israel’s Wolf Prize. The award was granted in recognition of the leading mathematician’s “profound contributions to ergodic theory, probability, topological dynamics, analysis on symmetric spaces and homogenous flows.”
Dr. Ya’acov (Gerald) Blidstein has been awarded this year’s Israel Prize in Jewish Thought for the year 2006 (5766). The awards are formally presented in a special Independence Day ceremony. The prize, Israel’s highest honor, was announced by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sport Meir Shitreet.
Efraim Zuroff, YU alumnus and chief Nazi hunter for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, is leading a mission to track down suspected Nazi war criminals in the country where Nazism was born. Germany is the last of nine countries where the Wiesenthal Center’s “Operation: Last Chance” is being launched.
Paul D. Brusiloff was elected a member of Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Board of Directors at a meeting held in early September.