Dr. Avraham (Rami) Aizenbud

Department of Mathematics | Weizmann Institute of Science

Born in Holon in 1983, Dr. Rami Aizenbud completed his BSc studies in mathematics at Tel-Aviv University in a special program that allowed him to complete his studies during high school. He later served as an algorithms developer in the military intelligence unit of the IDF. After his military service, he received his MSc degree from Tel Aviv University in 2006 and received a PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2010. He did his postdoctoral research at MIT and returned to join the faculty of the Weizmann Institute in 2013 where he is the incumbent of the Dr. A. Edward Friedmann Career Development Chair in Mathematics.

Dr. Aizenbud’s research is concentrated on mathematical analysis of geometric objects that are described by the polinomial system of equations and applications of such analysis in representation theory and number theory. Representation theory can be described as the study of symmetries on vector spaces. Number theory concerns mainly the study of special properties of integer numbers.
Those are to central branches in mathematics which have far-reaching applications in areas as diverse as signal processing, quantum mechanics, structural biology and cryptography.

His prizes and honors include the Sir Charles Clore Prize for Research (2012), an NSF Research grant (2010) and the John F. Kennedy Prize (2010).

Dr. Aizenbud is married and has one son, Meir. His loves spending time with his family and doing mathematics (in that order), and enjoys designing and folding original Origami models.