Biographical Note of Professor David Kazhdan (Dummy)
David Kazhdan was born in 1946 in Moscow, Russia. His father Alexander Kazhdan was a known historian. Professor Kazhdan studied mathematics under Israel Gelfand from an early age. He earned a doctorate under Alexandre Kirillov in 1969 and was a leading member of Israel Gelfand's School of Mathematics. Professor Kazhdan emigrated from Russia to take a position at Harvard University in 1975.

In 2002, he emmigrated to Israel and is a Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Professor Emeritus at Harvard University.

Professor Kazhdan held a MacArthur Fellowship from 1990 to 1995. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and Israel Academy of Sciences since 2006, and was elected to the Amercian Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2008.