Martin David Kruskal

1925 - 2006

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Martin David Kruskal (; September 28, 1925 – December 26, 2006) was an American mathematician and physicist. He made fundamental contributions in many areas of mathematics and science, ranging from plasma physics to general relativity and from nonlinear analysis to asymptotic analysis. His single most celebrated contribution was the discovery and theory of solitons.He was a student at the University of Chicago and at New York University, where he completed his Ph.D. under Richard Courant in 1952. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin David Kruskal has received more than 79,005 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Martin David Kruskal is the 795th most popular mathematician, the 10,576th most popular biography from United States and the 73rd most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Martin David Kruskal ranks 795 out of 828. Before him are Andrei Okounkov, Caucher Birkar, Michael Aschbacher, Hanna Neumann, Harish-Chandra, and Fan Chung. After him are Peter Scholze, Claire Voisin, Phillip Griffiths, Bill Gosper, Timothy Gowers, and Nigel Hitchin.

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Among people born in 1925, Martin David Kruskal ranks 403Before him are George MacDonald Fraser, G. William Miller, Swami Rama, Morgan Woodward, Jimmy Dickinson, and Frank Kameny. After him are Janet Rowley, Jerry Paris, Johnny Horton, Shelley Berman, Cara Williams, and Nat Hentoff. Among people deceased in 2006, Martin David Kruskal ranks 298Before him are Annette Rogers, Soraya, Valentín Elizalde, Adrienne Shelly, Byron Nelson, and Tamara Dobson. After him are Brian Labone, Edward Albert, Jack Wild, Naushad, J Dilla, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin David Kruskal ranks 10,576 out of 15,968. Before him are Jean Stafford (1915), Jeff Bennett (1962), Oscar Micheaux (1884), Michael Landes (1972), Vera C. Bushfield (1889), and Uri Caine (1956). After him are Arlen Specter (1930), Charles Dierkop (1936), Big Boss Man (1963), Anya Taylor-Joy (1996), James Iha (1968), and Bill Mumy (1954).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Martin David Kruskal ranks 73Before him are Ken Ribet (1948), George Mostow (1923), Martin Davis (1928), Ormond Stone (1847), James Waddell Alexander II (1888), and Michael Aschbacher (1944). After him are Phillip Griffiths (1938), Bill Gosper (1943), Sal Khan (1976), Eric W. Weisstein (1969), Steven Strogatz (1959), and Daniel J. Bernstein (1971).