Congratulation to these members of the Tribe
Nobel Prize for Physics 2016: J. Michael Kosterlitz
The Jewish bit (Thank you Wikipedia)
- J. Michael Kosterlitz
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland to German Jewish émigrés, the son of the pioneering biochemist Hans Walter Kosterlitz and Hannah Gresshöner. His father emigrated to Scotland in 1934, after the Nazi takeover in Germany led to antisemitic legislation that barred him from his job at Charité in Berlin.
- Bob Dylan
Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, (Hebrew name שבתאי זיסל בן אברהם [Shabtai Zisl ben Avraham]). Dylan’s paternal grandparents, Zigman and Anna Zimmerman, emigrated from Odessa, in the Russian Empire (now Ukraine), to the United States following the anti-Semitic pogroms of 1905. His maternal grandparents, Ben and Florence Stone, were Lithuanian Jews who arrived in the United States in 1902.
- Oliver Hart
Oliver Hart was born in Britain to Philip D’Arcy Hart, a medical researcher, and Ruth Mayer, a gynecologist. Both his parents were Jewish; his father was a member of the noble Montagu family; Oliver’s grand-grandfather was Samuel Montagu, 1st Baron Swaythling.