Grigory Margulis

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Grigory Aleksandrovich Margulis (Russian: Григо́рий Алекса́ндрович Маргу́лис, first name often given as Gregory, Grigori or Gregori; born February 24, 1946) is a Russian-American mathematician known for his work on lattices in Lie groups, and the introduction of methods from ergodic theory into diophantine approximation. He was awarded a Fields Medal in 1978, a Wolf Prize in Mathematics in 2005, and an Abel Prize in 2020, becoming the fifth mathematician to receive the three prizes. In 1991, he joined the faculty of Yale University, where he is currently the Erastus L. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigory Margulis has received more than 117,867 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Grigory Margulis is the 353rd most popular mathematician (up from 547th in 2019), the 788th most popular biography from Russia (up from 1,088th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Russian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Grigory Margulis ranks 353 out of 828Before him are Kunihiko Kodaira, Ignazio Danti, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Viggo Brun, Paul Émile Appell, and Sharaf al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī. After him are Gemma Frisius, Carl Ludwig Siegel, Shing-Tung Yau, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Alexandre-Théophile Vandermonde, and John G. Kemeny.

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Among people born in 1946, Grigory Margulis ranks 181Before him are Matthieu Ricard, Wim Jansen, Ahmad Zahir, John Watson, Héctor Babenco, and Jean-Pierre Jarier. After him are Shlomo Sand, Michael Radford, Héctor Lavoe, Issa Hayatou, Jesualdo Ferreira, and Terence McKenna.

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Among people born in Russia, Grigory Margulis ranks 788 out of 2,688Before him are Tode Mongke (1282), Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov (1777), Andrey Arshavin (1981), Ludwika Karolina Radziwiłł (1667), Alexander Zinoviev (1922), and Andrei Sinyavsky (1925). After him are Franz Moritz von Lacy (1725), Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev (1841), Tini Beg (1341), Khertek Anchimaa-Toka (1912), Alexander von Middendorff (1815), and Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (1827).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Grigory Margulis ranks 23Before him are Lev Pontryagin (1908), Ivan Vinogradov (1891), Sergei Sobolev (1908), Sergei Novikov (1938), Otto Hesse (1811), and Rudolf Lipschitz (1832). After him are Alfred Clebsch (1833), Yakov Sinai (1935), Nikolai Luzin (1883), Vladimir Smirnov (1887), Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov (1906), and Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (1912).