|Akin to a Nobel win|
For the first time, an Israeli professor has been awarded the Fields Medal for Mathematics, said to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, by the International Mathematical Union.
Indian President Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil awards the Fields Medal for 2010 to Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss.
Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has become the first Israeli to receive the Fields Medal. Regarded as the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, the award was bestowed on Lindenstrauss and three others by Indian President Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil at the quadrennial International Mathematical Union in Hyderabad on August 19.
Speaking to ISRAEL21c from India the following day, the tired but elated mathematician says he still has much to accomplish professionally, when he and his wife and three young daughters return from the festivities.
"I'm working all the time. There is a lot more to do," he says.