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John Milnor

1931 - Today

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John Willard Milnor (born February 20, 1931) is an American mathematician known for his work in differential topology, algebraic K-theory and low-dimensional holomorphic dynamical systems. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Milnor has received more than 307,918 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. John Milnor is the 326th most popular mathematician (up from 342nd in 2019), the 2,743rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,832nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, John Milnor ranks 326 out of 823Before him are Ernesto Cesàro, Theodor Kaluza, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, Jacques Charles François Sturm, Isaac Beeckman, and Pierre Alphonse Laurent. After him are Sergei Sobolev, Kunihiko Kodaira, Charles-Eugène Delaunay, Jean Dieudonné, Guidobaldo del Monte, and Richard Courant.

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Among people born in 1931, John Milnor ranks 140Before him are Morris Chang, Lamberto Dini, Jan Troell, Don Walsh, Roman Opałka, and Sébastien Japrisot. After him are Marianne Koch, Antonella Lualdi, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Morris, Sven Tumba, and Linda Nochlin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Milnor ranks 2,743 out of 18,182Before him are Joey DeMaio (1954), Flannery O'Connor (1925), Douglas Trumbull (1942), Neilia Hunter Biden (1942), Joseph Valachi (1904), and Royal Rife (1888). After him are J. Presper Eckert (1919), Wilder Penfield (1891), Freddie King (1934), Edgar Snow (1905), Tracy Morgan (1968), and Ronald Lauder (1944).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, John Milnor ranks 15Before him are Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Richard S. Hamilton (1943), and Paul Cohen (1934). After him are Jesse Douglas (1897), Richard Hamming (1915), Stephen Smale (1930), Edward Kasner (1878), John G. Thompson (1932), and Jim Simons (1938).