Robert Langlands

1936 - Today

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Robert Phelan Langlands, (; born October 6, 1936) is an American-Canadian mathematician. He is best known as the founder of the Langlands program, a vast web of conjectures and results connecting representation theory and automorphic forms to the study of Galois groups in number theory, for which he received the 2018 Abel Prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Langlands has received more than 172,538 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Robert Langlands is the 344th most popular mathematician (down from 328th in 2019), the 135th most popular biography from Canada (down from 98th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Canadian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Robert Langlands ranks 344 out of 828. Before him are Otto Hesse, Claude Gaspard Bachet de Méziriac, Rudolf Lipschitz, René-Louis Baire, John Milnor, and Pietro Cataldi. After him are William Sealy Gosset, Emil Leon Post, Kunihiko Kodaira, Ignazio Danti, Philipp Ludwig von Seidel, and Viggo Brun.

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Among people born in 1936, Robert Langlands ranks 159Before him are Arend Lijphart, Hugh Hudson, Masashi Watanabe, Philip Kaufman, Walter Lewin, and Edén Pastora. After him are Vyacheslav Kebich, Canaan Banana, Bobby Darin, Glenn Murcutt, Charles Napier, and W. D. Hamilton.

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Among people born in Canada, Robert Langlands ranks 135 out of 1,130. Before him are Wilfrid Laurier (1841), Walter Huston (1883), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Foster (1949), Peter Cullen (1941), and Bonar Law (1858). After him are Shawn Mendes (1998), Nelly Furtado (1978), Louis Riel (1844), Evangeline Lilly (1979), Marc Ouellet (1944), and Sid Meier (1954).


Among mathematicians born in Canada, Robert Langlands ranks 3Before him are John Charles Fields (1863) and Simon Newcomb (1835). After him are Louis Nirenberg (1925), Edward Routh (1831), William Kahan (1933), Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923), Irving Kaplansky (1917), and Manjul Bhargava (1974).

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