Robert Haralick was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 30, 1943. He received a B.A. degree in Mathematics from the University of Kansas in 1964, a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1966 and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1967. In 1969, after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas, he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department there where he last served as Professor from 1975 to 1978. In 1979 Dr. Haralick joined the Electrical Engineering Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University … Continue reading →
Doron Witztum was a post-graduate physics student before Torah codes captured his attention in the mid-1980s when he became friends with Professor Rips. He and Professor Rips worked together systematizing a way of examining the Torah code phenomenon to formally test the hypothesis of whether or not they occur by chance. The result of their joint work was eventually published in Statistical Science in 1994. Since then Doron has dedicated his professional efforts to the development of advanced techniques for detecting and testing the Torah code hypothesis.
Harold Gans is a graduate of Yeshiva Gur Aryeh and received a Bachelor of Science degree Cum Laude with honors in mathematics from Brooklyn College. He received a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from the Belfer Graduate School of Science, Yeshiva University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. For 28 years, Mr. Gans was a Senior Cryptologic Mathematician with the National Security Agency, United States Department of Defense until his retirement in 1996. While there, he received the prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award for research, and was … Continue reading →
Eliyahu Rips grew up in Riga, Latvia (then part of Soviet Union). He was the first high school student from Latvia to participate in the International Mathematical Olympiad. After high school he attend the University of Latvia. In 1969, in a protest against Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Rips attempted self-immolation in a protest against Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. After that, he was incarcerated by Soviet government but, under pressure from Western mathematicians, was allowed to emigrate to Israel in 1972. In 1975 he completed his PhD in mathematics at Hebrew … Continue reading →
Daniel Michelson was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1949 to parents who survived the Holocaust. In 1971 he graduated in Mathematics from Moscow University and emigrated to Israel. From 1972-1980 he taught Mathematics at Tel Aviv University, studied toward a doctorate and served in the army. Upon completing his PhD thesis in Applied Mathematics in 1980, he did postdoctoral research at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1983 he was awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and from the Igal Alon Foundation. In the fall of … Continue reading →
Alexander Rotenberg received his Ph.D degree in mathematics in the field of Probability Theory and Dynamical Systems in 1973 at the Moscow State University. After his aliyah to Israel in 1990, Dr. Rotenberg became familiar with Torah codes. This phenomena seemed so striking to him that he felt a need to independently investigate it on his own. He systematically investigated the way in which Torah commentators such as Rashi, The Ba’al HaTurim, and Rabbeinu Bachayay have the key words of their explanations appearing as ELSs near by the verses being … Continue reading →
Robert John Aumann (Hebrew name: ישראל אומן – Yisrael Aumann, born June 8, 1930) is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. He is a professor at the Center for the Study of Rationality in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. He also holds a visiting position at Stony Brook University and is one of the founding members of the Center for Game Theory in Economics at Stony Brook. Aumann received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2005 for his work …