Sergei Sobolev

1908 - 1989

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Prof Sergei Lvovich Sobolev (Russian: Серге́й Льво́вич Со́болев) HFRSE (6 October 1908 – 3 January 1989) was a Soviet mathematician working in mathematical analysis and partial differential equations. Sobolev introduced notions that are now fundamental for several areas of mathematics. Sobolev spaces can be defined by some growth conditions on the Fourier transform. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Sobolev has received more than 63,239 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Sergei Sobolev is the 310th most popular mathematician (up from 331st in 2019), the 659th most popular biography from Russia (up from 678th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Russian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Sergei Sobolev ranks 310 out of 828Before him are Peter Barlow, Lev Pontryagin, Pierre François Verhulst, Giambattista Benedetti, Rudolf E. Kálmán, and Ivan Vinogradov. After him are Kiyosi Itô, Jean Dieudonné, Albert Girard, Ostilio Ricci, Raymond Smullyan, and Johannes Widmann.

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Among people born in 1908, Sergei Sobolev ranks 98Before him are Françoise Dolto, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Nicholas Kaldor, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Sicco Mansholt, and Lev Pontryagin. After him are Michael Redgrave, Libertad Lamarque, Michael DeBakey, Jean Delannoy, João Guimarães Rosa, and Fyodor Okhlopkov. Among people deceased in 1989, Sergei Sobolev ranks 90Before him are Margarete Buber-Neumann, Carlos Puebla, Barbara W. Tuchman, Nicolás Guillén, Lucille Ball, and Cesare Zavattini. After him are Albert Bormann, Hamani Diori, Charles Vanel, Hassan Fathy, Józef Cyrankiewicz, and Riccardo Morandi.

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Among people born in Russia, Sergei Sobolev ranks 659 out of 2,688Before him are Gennady Rozhdestvensky (1931), Pavel Belyayev (1925), Sergei Skripal (1951), Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (1896), Ivan Vinogradov (1891), and Vasily Aksyonov (1932). After him are Zeki Velidi Togan (1890), Volin (1882), Lyudmila Chernykh (1935), Konstantin of Rostov (1185), Oleg Gordievsky (1938), and Yakov Pavlov (1917).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Sergei Sobolev ranks 19Before him are Nikolay Bogolyubov (1909), Olga Ladyzhenskaya (1922), Pavel Alexandrov (1896), Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (1943), Lev Pontryagin (1908), and Ivan Vinogradov (1891). After him are Sergei Novikov (1938), Otto Hesse (1811), Rudolf Lipschitz (1832), Grigory Margulis (1946), Alfred Clebsch (1833), and Yakov Sinai (1935).