SAO PAULO, Brazil (Sep. 12)
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.