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Personal Profile of Dr. Gideon Schechtman

Dr. Gideon Schechtman
Department of Mathematics

Home Page: http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/~gideon
MSRI Program:
Geometric Functional Analysis and Applications
Visit Dates:
September 01, 2017 - December 15, 2017
Biography
Gideon Schechtman is a mathematician at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Schechtman received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1977. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State University and since 1980 is affiliated with the Weizmann Institute, since 2017 as an emeritus professor. Over the years he held visiting positions at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, MSRI, Microsoft Research Redmond, New York Univesity, and Princeton University. His main research area is functional analysis with emphasis on the geometry of Banach spaces. Within this area his main contributions are to the geometry of Lebesgue spaces, local theory of normed spaces and non-linear theory of Banach spaces. He also contributed to subjects in the interface of normed spaces and the geometry of metric spaces as well to some topics in probability.