When Israeli mathematician, Elon Lindenstrauss, was awarded the prestigious 2010 Fields Medal he became the first Israeli recipient of this award. The Fields Medal, awarded only once every four years, is considered the highest honor in the field of mathematics.
Lindenstrauss is the son of two Hebrew University professors—mathematician Yoram Lindenstrauss and computer scientist Naomi Lindenstrauss. A graduate of Hebrew University himself and currently a professor there, the younger Lindenstrauss also served as a professor at Princeton University and Stanford University.
The Fields Medal, officially known as the International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, is awarded to mathematicians under the age of 40 and comes with a $15,000 (Canadian dollars) prize.
Check out this clip on award winner Elon Lindenstrauss: