Binyamin A. Amirà
|Died||January 20, 1968 (aged 71)|
|Resting place||Har HaMenuchot|
|Alma mater||University of Geneva|
University of Göttingen
Varda (Roza) Finkelstein
|Awards||Legion of Honour (1966)|
|Institutions||Hebrew University of Jerusalem|
|Thesis||Sur un théorème de M. Wiman dans la théorie des fonctions entières (1924)|
|Doctoral advisor||Edmund Landau|
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. 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. There he became the institute's first tenured staff member.
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