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Vladimir Arnold

1937 - 2010

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Vladimir Igorevich Arnold (alternative spelling Arnol'd, Russian: Влади́мир И́горевич Арно́льд, 12 June 1937 – 3 June 2010) was a Soviet and Russian mathematician. While he is best known for the Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem regarding the stability of integrable systems, he made revolutionary and deep contributions in several areas including geometrical theory of dynamical systems theory, algebra, catastrophe theory, topology, 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, since his first main result—the solution of Hilbert's thirteenth problem in 1957 at the age of 19. He co-founded two new branches of mathematics—KAM theory, and topological Galois theory (this, with his student Askold Khovanskii). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Arnold has received more than 346,361 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Vladimir Arnold is the 185th most popular mathematician (down from 177th in 2019), the 150th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 128th 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 185 out of 823Before him are Camille Jordan, Maria Reiche, Étienne-Louis Malus, Theaetetus, Ibn Yunus, and Paul Guldin. After him are Al-Karaji, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Scipione del Ferro, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Callippus, and Marcel Grossmann.

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Among people born in 1937, Vladimir Arnold ranks 64Before him are Lionel Jospin, George Carlin, Sigmund Jähn, Tamara Bunke, Karel Schwarzenberg, and Hélène Cixous. After him are George Takei, Mario Capecchi, Angelo Badalamenti, Valentin Pavlov, Robert B. Wilson, and Yılmaz Güney. Among people deceased in 2010, Vladimir Arnold ranks 43Before him are Alice Miller, Joan Sutherland, Harry Mulisch, John Forsythe, Maria Kaczyńska, and John Fenn. After him are Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Anton Geesink, Bekim Fehmiu, Stjepan Bobek, Arthur Penn, and Ryszard Kaczorowski.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Vladimir Arnold ranks 150 out of 1,083Before him are Serge Lifar (1904), Ida Rubinstein (1883), Vladimir Korolenko (1853), Boris Savinkov (1879), Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (1612), and Valentin Glushko (1908). After him are Pavel Popovich (1930), Anastasia of Kiev (1023), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909), Anatole Litvak (1902), and Ewelina Hańska (1805).


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), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Igor Shafarevich (1923), Alfred J. Lotka (1880), and Georgy Voronoy (1868).