Hillel (Harry) Furstenberg (Hebrew: הלל (הארי) פורסטנברג) (born September 29, 1935) is a German-born American-Israeli mathematician. He is a professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences. He is the winner of the Abel Prize and the Wolf Prize in Mathematics.
He is known for his works on probability theory and ergodic theory methods to other areas of mathematics, including number theory and Lie groups. He was born in Berlin, but was raised in New York City.
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- Chang, Kenneth. "Abel Prize in Mathematics Shared by 2 Trailblazers of Probability and Dynamics Hillel Furstenberg, 84, and Gregory Margulis, 74, both retired professors, share the mathematics equivalent of a Nobel Prize." Archived 2020-03-18 at the Wayback Machine, The New York Times, March 18, 2020. Accessed March 18, 2020. "Dr. Furstenberg was born in Berlin in 1935. His family, which was Jewish, was able to leave Germany just before the start of World War II and made its way to the United States, settling in New York City in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan."