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Person: PiatetskiShapiro, Ilya Iosifovich
Ilya PiatetskiShapiro was a Russianborn Israeli mathematician who worked in analytic number theory, group representations and algebraic geometry.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
 PiatetskiShapiro entered Moscow University and was awarded his first degree in 1951.
 PiatetskiShapiro's parents advised him to do what the letter said for they feared he would be sent to a labour camp if he refused.
 After obtaining this postgraduate degree, PiatetskiShapiro spent three years teaching in Kaluga, a town about 160 km southwest of Moscow.
 The next International Congress of Mathematicians was held in Moscow in 1966 and PiatetskiShapiro was invited to give one of the plenary onehour talks; he spoke on Automorphic Functions and Arithmetic Groups.
 PiatetskiShapiro's problems became even more severe in the 1970s.
 Mathematicians in Europe and North America were certainly aware of PiatetskiShapiro's plight and they made efforts to help him.
 PiatetskiShapiro was given a professorship at TelAviv University in Israel in 1977, but now he could travel worldwide and his outstanding reputation meant that he was also able to accept a position at Yale University in the United States in the same year.
 This was certainly not the only honour to be given to PiatetskiShapiro for his outstanding mathematical contributions.
 A conference was held at Yale in 1999 "in honour of Dan Mostow and Ilya PiatetskiShapiro".
 James Cogdell, who we mentioned above, was PiatetskiShapiro's first Ph.D. student at Yale, being awarded a doctorate in 1981.
 In Israel, PiatetskiShapiro met Edith Libgober, also a mathematician, and she became his third wife.
Born 30 March 1929, Moscow, Russia. Died 21 February 2009, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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