My mother was first of all a rationalist and a liberal. Her attitudes were based on a realistic view of the situation and on attempts to find pragmatic solutions to problems. These attitudes governed both her personal and professional activities. As a lawyer, she excelled in negotiating agreements, trying to identify the main concerns of all parties, and finding a compromise that addresses these concerns.
The first two photos are of Meir (1882-1963), the father of of my mother Klara (1912-2004). The third picture shows Klara and her older sister Karla (1907-1956). The last two pictures are of Klara (probably in 1930 and in 1950).
Klara (with and without Isidor) in the 1980's.
My father was very emotional and quite conservative. He typically held pessimistic views and considered religion the only barrier against total chaos. His beloved brother Arthur held opposite views: he was an optimist and a Humanist. Arthur lost a fortune when fleeing Austria in 1938, worked as a waiter during the rest of his life, and died saying ``I had a great life, and now I'm following Napoleon on his last journey''.
The first two photos are of my father, Isidor (1906-1995). The third picture is of my parents during their honeymoon (January 1956), and the last one with me (in the early 1960s).
The first picture is of myself with Arthur (1904-1990), the brother of Isidor. Next is a picture of the two brothers, and last a picture of Isidor.
|These pictures are from the early 1980s|
|These pictures are from the mid 1980s|
Featuring: myself, Benny Chor, Silvio Micali, Shafi Goldwasser, Leonid Levin, and others.
|Shimon Even (1935-2004)
was my graduate studies adviser (1980-1983).
He had a tremendous influence on my professional development:
introducing me to theoretical computer science
and closely guiding my first steps.
This picture (taken in 1987) is the only one I have of us together.
|In my office, Technion 1990|
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