Last Update: June 26, 2017
Prizes From Organizations

Mathematical Association of America's
Lester R. Ford Award (1990).
[
certificate]

American Mathematical Society's
Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contributions to Research (1998, with H. Wilf).
[ certificate
Notices annuncement ;
]
[The members of the committee were:
Richard A. Askey, Ciprian Foias, H. Blaine Lawson Jr., Andrew J. Majda, Louis Nirenberg, Jonathan M. Rosenberg, and John T. Tate
] .

Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications's
Euler Medal (2004).
[
medal
citation
List of Euler Medalists ].

American Mathematical Society's
David P. Robbins Prize
(2016, with C. Koutschan and M. Kauers)
[news announcement
;
citation;
AMS Notices article,
see also pages 912 of prize booklet.
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].
[The members of the committee were: Sara Billey, Timothy Y. Chow, Curtis Greene, Victor Reiner, and Daniel A. Spielman (chair)] .
Research Excellence Award from Graduate School
Mentoring Excellence Award from Graduate Students
Prizes From Individuals

$50
from George Andrews
and Dick Askey for a proof of
Andrews's qDyson Conjecture (joint wth D. Bressoud).

$50
from Dick Askey for a proof of the MadonaldG2 conjecture
(joint with L. Habsieger).

$50
from Dick Askey for a proof of the MadonaldG2dual conjecture.

10 bottles of wine
from Xavier Viennot for a bijection
between binary trees to ordered trees that sends the
Strahler number to the prunning order.

$100 from Ron Graham for a proof of a conjecture about Schur Triples.
(joint with A. Robertson, shared with T. Schoen).

I am deeply touched and honored to be named (July 27, 2006)
Persi Diaconis's
favorite (still living!) mathematician.
Named Lectures

The Weizmann Institute of Science Joe Gillis Memorial Lecture, Jan. 25, 1996.

Texas A&M Frontiers of Mathematics, Feb. 2123, 2001.

University of Kentucky HaydenHoward Lecture,
(poster)
Oct. 21, 2003.

University of Florida Department of Mathematics History Lecture, March 9, 2005.

Math. Assoc. of America Distinguished Lecture Series,
Feb. 20, 2007 (MAA Headquarters, Washington, DC).

The American Mathematical Society Erdös Memorial Lecture,
(
brochure [by Alberto Corso],
certificate),
March 27, 2010.

The Weizmann Institute of Science Chaim Leib Pekeris Memorial Lecture,
(
poster),
June 30, 2010.

Georgia Southern University Mathematics Distinguished Lecture, March 23, 2017.
Fame
According to the
Who's Bigger website (viewed June 29, 2016)
I am the 76415^{th} most famous person who has ever lived
(i.e. there are 76414 persons (dead or alive) more famous, starting with Jesus(#1), and via Moses (#143)).
I am also the 95523^{rd} most significant person.
Ph.D. diploma [in Hebrew]
Ph.D. diploma [in English]
B.Sc diploma