Robert Aumann

Israeli-American mathematician

Robert John Aumann (Hebrew name: ישראל אומן, Yisrael Aumann; born June 8, 1930) is an Israeli-American mathematician and economist. He is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.[1] He is specialized in mathematical economics and game theory. Aumann won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005 for his work on conflict through game-theory analysis. He shared the prize with Thomas Schelling.

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Robert John Aumann

(1930-06-08) 8 June 1930 (age 90)
NationalityIsrael, United States
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
City College of New York
AwardsNobel Memorial Prize in Economics, John von Neumann Theory Prize, Harvey Prize in Science and Technology, Israel Prize for Economical Research
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical economics
Game theory
InfluencesGeorge Whitehead, Jr.


  1. Aumann, Robert J. (1976). "Agreeing to Disagree". The Annals of Statistics. Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 4 (6): 1236–1239. doi:10.1214/aos/1176343654. ISSN 0090-5364. JSTOR 2958591. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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