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Robert J. Aumann

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

*Robert Aumann*, Born in Frankfurt in 1930, fled from Nazi Germany to New York in 1938. He studied pure mathematics at City College in New York and MIT; after getting the Ph.D. in 1955, he became interested in Game Theory at its applications. In 1956 he m

Robert Aumann, Born in Frankfurt in 1930, fled from Nazi Germany to New York in 1938. He studied pure mathematics at City College in New York and MIT; after getting the Ph.D. in 1955, he became interested in Game Theory at its applications. In 1956 he moved to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been ever since—with sabbaticals at Princeton, Berkeley, Yale, in, and Stony Brook. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and of the American, Israel, and British Academies; has received the Israel, Harvey, EMET, Nemmers, and Lanchester prizes; holds honorary doctorates from Chicago, Bonn, and Louvain; and has five children, seventeen grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. When not working, he likes to hike, ski, cook, and study the Talmud.