NOAM D. ELKIES (b 1966 )
Noam D. Elkies is professor of mathematics at Harvard and the youngest person ever tenured at the University. His work on elliptic curves, lattices, and other aspects of the theory of numbers has received recognition and awards. Alongside his mathematical career, Elkies has been playing the piano and composing since the age of three. Born in New York, he studied piano in Israel, and at The Juilliard Pre-College after returning to the States in 1978. His compositions include Rondo Concertante; the Brandenburg Concerto #7, Three Steganographic Etudes, and the opera Yossele Solovey, staged at Harvard in 1999.