Richard S. Hamilton

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Richard Streit Hamilton (born 10 January 1943) is an American mathematician who serves as the Davies Professor of Mathematics at Columbia University. He is known for contributions to geometric analysis and partial differential equations. Hamilton is best known for foundational contributions to the theory of the Ricci flow and the development of a corresponding program of techniques and ideas for resolving the Poincaré conjecture and geometrization conjecture in the field of geometric topology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard S. Hamilton has received more than 466,450 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Richard S. Hamilton is the 402nd most popular mathematician (down from 279th in 2019), the 3,190th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,318th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 402 out of 1,004Before him are Lars Hörmander, Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Richard Hamming, Benedetto Castelli, Adhémar Jean Claude Barré de Saint-Venant, and Enrico Betti. After him are Hans Freudenthal, Bhāskara I, Philippe de La Hire, Abraham Fraenkel, Guido Fubini, and Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar.

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Among people born in 1943, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 224Before him are Christopher Priest, Georgi Asparuhov, Jil Sander, Lauren Hutton, Terry Venables, and Shlomo Ben-Ami. After him are James Turrell, Marika Green, Stanley Fischer, Jimmy Wang Yu, Sani Abacha, and Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 3,190 out of 20,380Before him are Josh Duhamel (1972), Thomas Curtis (1873), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Zoe Saldana (1978), Frederick William Franz (1893), and Diane Ladd (1935). After him are Will Sampson (1933), Norman Finkelstein (1953), James Turrell (1943), Jelly Roll Morton (1890), Reggie Jackson (1946), and Divine (1945).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 22Before him are Stephen Smale (1930), Edward Kasner (1878), Sam Loyd (1841), Stephen Cole Kleene (1909), Raymond Smullyan (1919), and Richard Hamming (1915). After him are Jim Simons (1938), Whitfield Diffie (1944), William Thurston (1946), Richard E. Bellman (1920), Isadore Singer (1924), and Dennis Sullivan (1941).