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 275,775 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). John Milnor is the 342nd most popular mathematician (down from 336th in 2019), the 2,833rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,401st in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, John Milnor ranks 342 out of 828Before him are Sergei Novikov, George Green, Otto Hesse, Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, Rudolf Lipschitz, and René-Louis Baire. After him are Pietro Cataldi, Robert Langlands, William Sealy Gosset, Emil Leon Post, Kunihiko Kodaira, and Ignazio Danti.

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Among people born in 1931, John Milnor ranks 154Before him are Yoji Yamada, Pierre Nora, David Eddings, Umberto Lenzi, Kiki Dimoula, and Carmen Dell'Orefice. After him are Manolo Escobar, Claude Piron, Tomás Balcázar, Lê Khả Phiêu, Philip Baker Hall, and Barbara Bain.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Milnor ranks 2,833 out of 15,968Before him are Francis Preserved Leavenworth (1858), Carmen Dell'Orefice (1931), Joe Dante (1946), John Lewis (1920), Doyle Brunson (1933), and Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977). After him are Marian Anderson (1897), Octavia Spencer (1972), Larry Niven (1938), S. S. Van Dine (1888), Walter De Maria (1935), and Dita Von Teese (1972).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, John Milnor ranks 16Before him are Mary Jackson (1921), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), Paul Cohen (1934), John G. Thompson (1932), and Raymond Smullyan (1919). After him are Jim Simons (1938), Jesse Douglas (1897), Richard Hamming (1915), Edward Kasner (1878), Stephen Smale (1930), and Richard S. Hamilton (1943).