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Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro (Hebrew: איליה פיאטצקי-שפירו; Russian: Илья́ Ио́сифович Пяте́цкий-Шапи́ро; 30 March 1929 – 21 February 2009) was a Soviet-born Israeli mathematician. During a career that spanned 60 years he made major contributions to applied science as well as pure mathematics. In his last forty years his research focused on pure mathematics; in particular, analytic number theory, group representations and algebraic geometry. His main contribution and impact was in the area of automorphic forms and L-functions.
|Born||(1929-03-30)30 March 1929|
|Died||21 February 2009(2009-02-21) (aged 79)|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Alma mater||Moscow Pedagogical Institute, Ph.D. 1954|
|Known for||Automorphic forms, L-functions|
|Awards||Israel Prize (1981)|
Wolf Prize (1990)
|Institutions||Moscow State University,|
Steklov Institute, Yale, Tel Aviv University
|Doctoral advisor||Alexander Buchstab|
|Doctoral students||James Cogdell|
For the last 30 years of his life he suffered from Parkinson's disease. However, with the help of his wife Edith, he was able to continue to work and do mathematics at the highest level, even when he was barely able to walk and speak.