P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Tamar Friedmann, 2000

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Research Associate of High Energy/Nuclear Physics, University of Rochester

Tamar Friedmann is an immigrant from Israel

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a PhD in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at Princeton University

TAMAR FRIEDMANN is a Visiting Assistant Professor of mathematics and a Research Associate of high energy/nuclear physics at the University of Rochester in New York.

Tamar was born in Jerusalem. When she was 13 years old, Tamar moved to Princeton, New Jersey.

Tamar received her BA in mathematics, from Princeton University and was named a University Scholar. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and was a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Theoretical Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

By the time she was nine, Tamar had won first prize among violinists at Guildhall School's Lutine Competition in London. Four years later she had won the Israel-wide Hlavin Competition for all instruments and had performed widely throughout the country. At the Juilliard School, she graduated from the pre-College Division and received the certificate in violin from the College Division.

Tamar has been invited to write a book based on her research in particle physics.

  • PhD Theoretical and Mathematical Physics | Princeton University 2003
  • AB Mathematics, Certificate in Applied and Computational Mathematics | Princeton University 1998
  • Violin, Certificate | The Juilliard School 1995
Work History
  • University of Rochester, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Research Associate of High Energy/Nuclear Physics
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