Vladimir Arnold

1937 - 2010

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Vladimir Igorevich Arnold (or Arnol'd; Russian: Влади́мир И́горевич Арно́льд, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr ˈiɡərʲɪvʲɪtɕ ɐrˈnolʲt]; 12 June 1937 – 3 June 2010) was a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He is best known for the Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem regarding the stability of integrable systems, and contributed to several areas, including geometrical theory of dynamical systems theory, algebra, catastrophe theory, topology, real algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, symplectic topology, differential equations, classical mechanics, differential geometric approach to hydrodynamics, geometric analysis and singularity theory, including posing the ADE classification problem. His first main result was the solution of Hilbert's thirteenth problem in 1957 at the age of 19. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Arnold has received more than 404,153 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Vladimir Arnold is the 155th most popular mathematician (up from 187th in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 149th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Mathematician.

Vladimir Arnold is most famous for his work in the field of differential geometry. He is considered to be one of the founders of the field.

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Among mathematicians, Vladimir Arnold ranks 155 out of 1,004Before him are Edward Norton Lorenz, Wang Chong, Joseph Liouville, Scipione del Ferro, Robert Grosseteste, and Michel Rolle. After him are Arthur Cayley, Menelaus of Alexandria, Robert Aumann, Giambattista della Porta, Simplicius of Cilicia, and Wacław Sierpiński.

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Among people born in 1937, Vladimir Arnold ranks 54Before him are Roger Zelazny, Robert Huber, Andrei Konchalovsky, Thomas Pynchon, David Hockney, and Fernando de la Rúa. After him are Ferdinand Piëch, Paolo Conte, Robin Warren, Anatoly Sobchak, Lionel Jospin, and George Carlin. Among people deceased in 2010, Vladimir Arnold ranks 35Before him are Harry Mulisch, Louise Bourgeois, Stjepan Bobek, Miep Gies, Algirdas Brazauskas, and Alice Miller. After him are Henryk Górecki, Maria Kaczyńska, Israel Tal, Jean Simmons, James Black, and Bekim Fehmiu.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Vladimir Arnold ranks 124 out of 1,365Before him are Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Otto Preminger (1905), Milla Jovovich (1975), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), and Dmitry Bortniansky (1751). After him are Emil Gilels (1916), Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Nikolai Tikhonov (1905), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Alexander Samsonov (1859), and Georgy Gapon (1870).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Vladimir Arnold ranks 3Before him are Stanislaw Ulam (1909), and Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801). After him are Jan Łukasiewicz (1878), Richard von Mises (1883), Anatoly Fomenko (1945), Israel Gelfand (1913), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Igor Shafarevich (1923), Georgy Voronoy (1868), and Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880).