Boris Tsirelson

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Boris Tsirelson
BorisTsirelsonStudent.jpg
Boris Tsirelson while a first-year student, in 1967
Born (1950-05-04) May 4, 1950 (age 65)
Leningrad
Thesis General properties of bounded Gaussian processes and related questions[1] (1975)
Doctoral advisor Ildar Ibragimov
Known for Tsirelson's bound
Tsirelson space
Tsirelson drift
Gaussian isoperimetric inequality

Boris Semyonovich Tsirelson (Hebrew: בוריס סמיונוביץ' צירלסון‎, Russian: Борис Семенович Цирельсон) is a Russian-Israeli mathematician and Professor of Mathematics in the Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Tsirelson was born in Leningrad to a Russian Jewish family. From his father Simeon's side, he is the great-nephew of rabbi Yehuda Leib Tsirelson, chief rabbi of Bessarabia from 1918 to 1941, and a prominent posek and Jewish leader. He obtained his Master of Science from the University of Leningrad and remained there to pursue graduate studies. He obtained his PhD in 1975.

Later, he participated in the refusenik movement, but only received permission to emigrate to Israel in 1991. Since then, he has been a professor in Tel-Aviv University.

Contributions to mathematics[edit]

Tsirelson has made notable contributions to probability theory and functional analysis. They include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boris Tsirelson at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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