|Name:||Jerome Isaac Friedman|
|Birth Day:||March 28, 1930|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
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Born in Chicago, Illinois to Lillian (née Warsaw) and Selig Friedman, a sewing machine salesman, Friedman's Jewish parents emigrated to the U.S. from Russia. Jerome Friedman excelled in art but became interested in physics after reading a book on relativity written by Albert Einstein. He turned down a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago in order to study physics at the University of Chicago. Whilst there he worked under Enrico Fermi, and eventually received his Ph.D in physics in 1956. In 1960 he joined the physics faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In 2003 he was one of 22 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto. He is an atheist.
In 2008, Friedman received an honorary Ph.D from the University of Belgrade. He is an honorary professor at the University of Belgrade's Faculty of Physics and the Faculty's institutes: Institute of Physics, Institute of Physics, Zemun and Vinca Nuclear Institute.
Currently, Jerome Isaac Friedman is 92 years, 5 months and 29 days old. Jerome Isaac Friedman will celebrate 93rd birthday on a Tuesday 28th of March 2023.
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