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MATHEMATICIAN

Richard S. Hamilton

1943 - Today

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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 357,445 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Richard S. Hamilton is the 279th most popular mathematician (up from 403rd in 2019), the 2,320th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,288th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Mathematician.

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Among MATHEMATICIANS

Among mathematicians, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 279 out of 823Before him are Emil Artin, Liu Xin, Shiing-Shen Chern, Eugenio Beltrami, John Wilkins, and Adolf Hurwitz. After him are Guillaume Postel, Lorenzo Mascheroni, Vergilius of Salzburg, Olga Ladyzhenskaya, John Graunt, and Atle Selberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1943, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 154Before him are Jacques Dutronc, Armando Guebuza, David Soul, Richard Sennett, Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov, and James Levine. After him are Björn Waldegård, Clément Mouamba, Boris Gromov, Joan Manuel Serrat, Randy Newman, and Stanley Kamel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 2,320 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Silverberg (1935), Paul Bremer (1941), Sarah Wayne Callies (1977), Warren Christopher (1925), Mark Spitz (1950), and James L. Brooks (1940). After him are Dean Acheson (1893), David Lane (1938), Edward Weston (1886), Maurice White (1941), Selena (1971), and Donald E. Westlake (1933).

Among MATHEMATICIANS In United States

Among mathematicians born in United States, Richard S. Hamilton ranks 13Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Mary Jackson (1921), Alonzo Church (1903), Lloyd Shapley (1923), Sam Loyd (1841), and Karen Uhlenbeck (1942). After him are Paul Cohen (1934), John Milnor (1931), Jesse Douglas (1897), Richard Hamming (1915), Stephen Smale (1930), and Edward Kasner (1878).