Boris Moishezon

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Boris Gershevich Moishezon (Russian: Борис Гершевич Мойшезон) (October 26, 1937 – August 25, 1993) was a Soviet mathematician. He left the Soviet Union in 1972 for Tel Aviv, and in 1977 moved to Columbia University, where he was a professor of mathematics until his death sixteen years later. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1983.

A resident of Leonia, New Jersey, Moishezon died at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, New Jersey on August 25, 1993, due to a heart attack he suffered while jogging.[1]

Selected publications[edit]


  • Complex surfaces and connected sums of complex projective planes. Lecture Notes in Mathematics. 603. Springer Verlag. 1977. 


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (August 27, 1993). "Boris G. Moishezon, Columbia Professor Of Math, Dies at 55". The New York Times. Retrieved August 24, 2011. Boris G. Moishezon, a mathematics professor at Columbia University who defected from the Soviet Union in 1972 and came to the United States five years later, died Wednesday. He was 55 and lived in Leonia, N.J. Dr. Moishezon had a heart attack while jogging and was pronounced dead in Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, N.J., said his wife, Natalia. 


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