Jewish Professor in Brazil Wins Country’s High Award for Science

The annual Moinho Santista prize for science, one of this country’s most coveted scientific awards, has been granted to Dr. Leopoldo Nachbin, prominent Brazilian-Jewish mathematician and professor of mathematics at the National Faculty of Philosophy. The award, which amounts to 1,000,000 cruzeiros ($1,600), is given by the Moinho Santista, one of the leading industrial concerns in this country. Dr. Nachbin was cited for his “relevant services to the mathematics and its teaching in Brazil.”

A native of Recife, Brazil, Dr. Nachbin studied in the United States from 1948 to 1950 under a State Department scholarship and a Guggenheim fellowship. He subsequently studied at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, N.J., and at the University of Mexico.