**Vitali Davidovich Milman** (; ) (born 23 August 1939) is a

mathematician specializing in

analysis. He is currently a professor at the

Tel-Aviv University. In the past he was a President of the Israel Mathematical Union and a member of the “Aliyah” committee of Tel-Aviv University.

Milman received in

Ph.D. at

Kharkov State University in 1965 under the direction of

Boris Levin. In a famous 1971 paper, Milman gave a new proof of

Dvoretzky's theorem, stating that every convex body in dimension

*N* has a section of dimension

*const log N* that is isomorphic to an ellipsoid. In this proof, Milman put forth the

concentration of measure phenomenon which has since found numerous applications.

## Positions

He holds several important positions including being the advisor to the

Israel Ministry of Science on the immigration of scientists, and a member of the European Mathematical Union. Milman received the

Landau Prize in Mathematics in 2002 and the

EMET Prize in mathematics in 2007.

He is on the editorial boards of several reputed journals, including

Geometric and Functional Analysis. He has published over 150 scientific publications, a monograph and eleven edited books. He has delivered lectures at many Universities such as MIT, IAS Princeton, Berkeley, IHES Paris, Cambridge.

## Family

Math runs in the Milman family. His father is the mathematician

David Milman who devised the

Krein–Milman theorem. His brother is the mathematician

Pierre Milman and his son is the...

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