Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics
Previous Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
President of the Israel Mathematical Union 1992-1994
Address Ben-Gurion university of the Negev
Research interests Research grants Editorship and Refereeing Recent publications Organizational activities Research Students Additional Information
Hopf algebras and quantum groups and their applications to physics. Non-commutative ring theory.
1980-1983 U.S.-Israel Binational Fund (with S. Montgomery). Quality of the completed work was rated excellent by the U.S. National Science Foundation. 1986-1989 3 years Grant from The Basic Science Foundation, The Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 1991-1994 3 Years Grant from Israel Ministry of Science joint with Prof. Davidson of the Physics Dep. of Ben Gurion Univ. Prof. Nissimov and Prof. Pacheva. 1996-1999 3 years Grant (with S. Westreich) from the Basic Science Foundation, the Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities. 2001-2005 3 years Grant (with A. Yekutieli, M. Artin,J. Zhang) from the US-Israel Binational Fund. 2012-2015 3 years grant from the Basic Science foundation, the Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities (ISF) (with Sara Westreich)
Editorship and Refereeing:
Editorship in Scientific Journals Editor in Communications in Algebra Organizer of the special double volume on Hopf algebras of the Israel Journal of Mathematics vol. 72, No. 1-2, (1990). Refereeing for Scientific Journals Journal of Algebra Israel Journal of Mathematics Proccedings of the American Math. Soc. Pacific Journal of Mathematics Communications in Algebra Zentralbladt fur Mathematics Refereeing for Research Projects administered by: Israel Academy of Sciences, Basic Research foundation. United State - Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF). Israel Ministry of Sciences. US National National Sciences Foundation (NSF). International Science Foundation, Washington D.C. US National SecuriAgency (NSA) administered by the AMS. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Member of a specialists register of the Hong Kong Research Grant Council. German- Israeli Foundation for Scientific research and development (GIF)
Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "From supersymmetry to quantum - commutativity", J. of Algebra, Vol 168, (1994), 1-27. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Central invariants of H-module algebras", Comm. in Algebra, 21 ( 8 ) ( 1993 ), 2859 - 2883. Miriam Cohen, Davida Fischman and Sara Westreich, "Schur's double centralizer theorem for triangular Hopf algebras", Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, Vol. 122 (1994), 19-29. Miriam Cohen, "Quantum commutativity and central invariants", Advances in Hopf algebras, Marcel Dekker, 25-38. Miriam Cohen, Serban Raianu and Sara Westreich, "Semiinvariants for Hopf algebra actions", Israel, J. of Mathematics, 88 (1994), 279 - 306. Miriam Cohen, Sara Westreich and Shenglin Zhu, "Determinants, Integrality and Noether's theorem for Quantum Commutative Algebras", Israel J. of Mathematics, 96 (1996), 185-222. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Determinants and symmetries in Yetter-Drinfeld categories", Applied categorical structures, Kluwer Academic Pub, 6 (1998), 267-289. Miriam Cohen, Davida Fischman and Susan Montgomery, "On Yetter Drinfeld Categories and H- commutativity", Communications in Algebra, Vol 27, 3 (1999), 1321-1345. Miriam Cohen, "Representations and corepresentations of Hopf algebras", Marcel Dekker Lecture Notes Series in pure and applied math, Vol. 210, (2000), 67-80. Miriam Cohen, Anatoli Koryukin and Sara Westreich, "On generalized in variants of injective nonsingular module algebras", J. of Algebra, Vol.223, 2(2000), 489-510. Miriam Cohen, Zhu Shenglin, "Invariants of the adjoint coaction and Yetter Drinfeld categories", J. of Pure and Applied Algebra, 159 (2001),149-171. Miriam Cohen "On generalized characters", Contemporary Math, Vol. 267 (2000),55-65 Miriam Cohen and Steve Shnider, "Supersymmetry", Encyclopedia of Mathematics, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Some interrelations between Hopf algebras and their duals", J. Algebra 283 (2005) 42-62. Miriam Cohen, Shlomo Gelaki and Sara Westreich, "Hopf algebras", Handbook in Algebra, 2005. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Fourier transforms for Hopf algebra", Contemporary mathematics, Vol. 433, 2007 Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Characters and a Verlinde-type formula for symmetric Hopf algebra", J. Algebra 320, 2008 Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Higman ideals and Verinde-type formulas for Hopf Algebras", Ring and Module theory, Trends in Math 2010 Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Structure constants related to symmetric Hopf Algebras", J. Algebra, 324 (2010) Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Conjugacy classes, class sums and character tables for Hopf algebras", Communications in Algebra, 39 (2011), 4618-4633. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Hit-invariants and commutators for Hopf algebras", Bull. Math. Soc. Sci. Math. Roumanie, 56(104) No. 3, (2013), 299-313. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Recovering information from the character tables of Hopf algebras - normality, dimensions and quotients", Hopf algebras and tensor categories, Contemporary Math (585), Amer. Math. Soc, (2013), 213-227. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Are we counting or measuring something?", Journal of Algebra 398 (2014) 111–130. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Character tables and normal left coideal subalgebras", Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra 218 (2014), 1845-1866. Miriam Cohen and Sara Westreich, "Probabilistically nilpotent Hopf algebra", Trans. of the AMS, accepted for publication.
Position in academic administration ( partial list ) 1985-1990 Undergraduate chairman, Math. Dep. Ben Gurion Univ. 1987-1992 Chairman of Committee of BGU's Faculty center. 1988-1990 Member of the Vaad Hasegel Haakademi (Union of the Academic Faculty). 1989-1993 Elected Member of the Executive Committee (Vaad Hapoel) of Ben Gurion University. 1990-1991 Chairman of the Committee on public affairs of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. 1993-1995 Chairman of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. 1996-1997 Member of the appointments committee of the Faculty of Natural Sciences. 1997 Elected representative of the Faculty of Natural Sciences in the Council of the Faculty of Health Sciences. 1998-2002 Elected Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of BGU. 2003-present Director of center for Advanced studies in Math at BGU. 2006-2011 Member of the Math Department appointment committee. Professional functions outside universities/Institutions, Conference organization 1983 Organization of an Algebra Meeting at Ben-Gurion University, in cooperation with the Israel Mathematical Society. 1985 Organization of the Algebra Seminar at UCLA. 1989 Member of the organizing committee of the International meeting in Ring theory honoring Prof. S.A. Amitsur. 1989 Chairman of organizing committee of the International meeting on Hopf algebras, at Ben-Gurion University. 1990 Organization of a day of study ("Yom Iyun") on Hopf algebras 1990 Organizer of the joint algebra seminar Bar-Ilan - BGU. 1993 Organization of the annual meeting of the Israel Mathematical Union. 1994 Organization of the annual meeting of the Israel Mathematical Union. 1994 Initiation and preliminary organization of the joint Israel Mathematical Union and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) International meeting, May 1995. 1994 Israeli Chair of the speaker Committee of the Joint Israeli Mathematical Union and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) International meeting, in May 1995. 1997 Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress in Algebra and Combinatorics, Hong Kong. 2000 Member of the organizing committee of the International workshop on Hopf algebras, Math Science Research Institute, Berkeley, California 2002-present Member of the evaluation committee of a center of excellence program administered the Israel Science foundation. 2002 Member of the Scientific committee of the International conference on Hopf algebras in Non Commutative Geometry and Physics, Belgium. 2002,2004,2006,2008 Chair of the organization and Scientific committee of the Flato Colloquia on Mathematics and Physics, BGU 2003 Speaker at the Women Scientists Forum at the Israel Academy of sciences, Jerusalem. 2004 Member of the organizing committee of the International meeting on Quantum Groups, Technion, Israel. 2005 Chair of the session on Einstein and Quantum mechanics, Albert Einstein Legacy Symposium organized by the Israel Academy of Sciences. 2007 Member of the organizing committee of the Amitsur meeting, Haifa University. 2007 Member of the organizing committee of the International meeting on Hopf Algebras in Honour of S. Montgomery, USC, California. 2010-2105 Member of organizing committee of the Moshe Flato colloquia at BGU 2012 Member of the program committee of the second joint international meeting of the Israel Math. Union and the American Math. Soc., taking place June 16-19, 2014 Professional consulting 1986-1988 Chairman of the Education Subcommittee, Project Renewal, Yeroham. 1987-1988 Member of a subcommittee of the Ministry of Education dealing with the Linear Algebra curriculum in high schools. 1988-1992 Member of the National body of advisors to the President of BGU on women's stature in Institutions of Higher Learning. 1991 Member of the executive committee and scientific advisor of the Institute of Industrial Mathematics affiliated with BGU, Beer-Sheva. 2001-2003 Member of the Ford Foundation award committee on Environmental mental projects. 2002 Member of the advising committee of the Rector of Haifa University . 2001 Member of the professional evaluation committee of the Harvey Prize, Technion, Israel. 2003 Member of the grant committee of the Clore foundation for outstanding Ph.D students. 2004 Member of the Professional evaluation committee of the Emet Prize. 2005 Chair of the Nesiyahu prize committee 2011 Member of the professional evaluation committee of the Emet prize
Post Doctoral Fellows: 1989-1992 Dr. Sara Westreich
Dr. Noah Dana Picard
1992-1994 Dr. Shenglin Zhu (sponsored by Vatat) 1993-1995 Dr. Avital Frumkin 1994-1996 Dr. Amnon Rosenman 1996-1998 Dr. Andrey Reznikov 2000-2001 Dr. Yuval Genosar 2007-2009 Dr. Marco Zunino 2008-2010 Dr. Zak Mesvan 2012-2014 Dr. Oz Ben Shimol sponsored by the joint ISF grant of S. Westreich and myself. He does research at Bar Ilan Univeristy. 2013-2015 Dr. Rishi Vyas (partially sponsored by the Indo-China fellowship, sponsored by the Israeli educational authorities).
Ph.D. students Davida Fishman, graduated in 1989 1993-1997 Shlomo Gelaki, winner of the Rothschild Post Graduate fellowship (1997)
M.Sc. students 1989-1992 Shlomo Gelaki
1991 Co-founder of the Institute for Industrial Mathematics affiliated with BGU, Beer-Sheva. 1992-1994 President of the Israel Mathematical Union. 1994 Israeli delegate to the council of the Euorpean Mathematical Society (attended in this capacity the 1994 Council meeting in Zurich). 1996 Established (with Prof. Berend and Prof. Chipman) the special program in Bioinformatics of the Mathematics and CS Department at BGU. 2003-2006 Member of the National Committee on the Information Technology Society, appointed by the Prime Minister of Israel. 2009 (Feb) Guest lecturer at the meeting organized by Icef and the Rackman Center at Bar Ilan University on women's leadership in Academia.