Vladimir Arnold

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Vladimir Arnold

Vladimir Arnold (12 June 1937 — 3 June 2010) was a Russian mathematician, said to be one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century.[1] He worked in many areas of mathematics including dynamical systems, differential equations, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, classical and celestial mechanics, geometry, topology, algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, and singularity theory.[2]

Arnold was born in Odessa, Russia. He worked at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow and later at the Moscow State University.[1] Arnold died in Paris after going there to seek medical treatment.[1]

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He would have be given the Fields Medal in Mathematics in 1974, but this was opposed by the Soviet government.[1] His other awards include:

  • Lenin Prize (1965)
  • Crafoord Prize (1982)
  • Lobachevsky Prize (1992)
  • Harvey Prize (1994)
  • World Prize in Mathematics (2001)
  • Prize of the American Institute of Physics (2001)
  • Wolf Prize (2001)

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