Binyamin A. Amirà (Hebrew: בנימין אמירה‎; 3 June 1896 – 20 January 1968) was an Israeli mathematician.

Binyamin A. Amirà
Born(1896-06-03)June 3, 1896
DiedJanuary 20, 1968(1968-01-20) (aged 71)
Resting placeHar HaMenuchot
Alma materUniversity of Geneva
University of Göttingen
Spouse(s)Divsha Itine[1]
Varda (Roza) Finkelstein
AwardsLegion of Honour (1966)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHebrew University of Jerusalem
ThesisSur un théorème de M. Wiman dans la théorie des fonctions entières (1924)
Doctoral advisorEdmund Landau

BiographyEdit

Born in 1896 in Mohilev, Russian Empire, Binyamin Amirà emigrated with his family to Tel Aviv in Ottoman Palestine in 1910, where he attended the Herzliya Gymnasium.[2] Amirà went on to study mathematics at the University of Geneva, after which he moved to the University of Göttingen in 1921 to undertake research for his doctorate under the supervision of Edmund Landau.

After completing his D.Sc. in 1924, Amirà spent a brief period at the University of Geneva as Privatdozent, after which he followed Landau in 1925 to help him in establishing the Mathematics Institute of the newly-founded Hebrew University in Jerusalem.[3] There he became the institute's first tenured staff member.[4]

Amirà founded the Journal d'analyse mathématique in 1951, which he edited alongside Ze'ev Nehari and Menahem Schiffer.[5][6] He retired in 1960.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ortiz, Eduardo L.; Pinkus, Allan (2005). "Herman Müntz: A Mathematician's Odyssey" (PDF). Mathematical Intelligencer. 27: 22–31.
  2. ^ O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F. (April 2015), "Jacob Levitzki", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  3. ^ "In memoriam". Journal d'analyse mathématique. 23 (1): xii–xvi. 1970. doi:10.1007/BF02795484.
  4. ^ Katz, Shaul (2004). "Berlin Roots – Zionist Incarnation: The Ethos of Pure Mathematics and the Beginnings of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem". Science in Context. Cambridge University Press. 17 (1–2): 199–234. doi:10.1017/S0269889704000092.
  5. ^ "Amira, Binyamin". Encyclopaedia Judaica. 2007. Retrieved 1 February 2019.
  6. ^ Robinson, Joan (24 October 2006). "Springer and Hebrew University to collaborate on mathematics journals". Springer. Heidelberg/New York.
  7. ^ Goren, Arthur A., ed. (1982). Dissenter in Zion: From the Writings of Judah L. Magnes. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-674-21283-1. OCLC 8031591.