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 important contributions in several areas including dynamical systems theory, algebra, catastrophe theory, topology, algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, differential equations, classical mechanics, hydrodynamics 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Arnold has received more than 263,673 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Vladimir Arnold is the 177th most popular mathematician (up from 179th in 2019), the 128th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 133rd in 2019) and the 2nd 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 177 out of 828Before him are John Edensor Littlewood, Colin Maclaurin, Rafael Bombelli, André Weil, Jean-Pierre Serre, and René Thom. After him are Nicomachus, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, Antoine Augustin Cournot, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, Jean Gaston Darboux, and Richard von Mises.

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Among people born in 1937, Vladimir Arnold ranks 67Before him are Sajida Talfah, Tom Simpson, Yılmaz Güney, Trini Lopez, Fernando de la Rúa, and Robert Huber. After him are Song Hye-rim, Angelo Badalamenti, Mario Capecchi, Shirley Bassey, Tamara Bunke, and Jerry Reed. Among people deceased in 2010, Vladimir Arnold ranks 40Before him are Viktor Chernomyrdin, Algirdas Brazauskas, Paul Schäfer, Joan Sutherland, Enzo Bearzot, and Alice Miller. After him are John Fenn, Arthur Penn, Mario Monicelli, Bruno Cremer, Stjepan Bobek, and Bent Larsen.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Vladimir Arnold ranks 128 out of 913Before him are Georgy Gapon (1870), Stanisław Jerzy Lec (1909), Gregory Skovoroda (1722), Theodosius Dobzhansky (1900), Sofia Rotaru (1947), and Mikhail Kirponos (1892). After him are P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Nikolay Nekrasov (1821), Otto Preminger (1905), Shvarn (1230), and Kunigunda of Halych (1245).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Vladimir Arnold ranks 2Before him are Mikhail Ostrogradsky (1801). After him are Richard von Mises (1883), Jan Łukasiewicz (1878), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Israel Gelfand (1913), Tatyana Afanasyeva (1876), Anatoly Fomenko (1945), Viktor Bunyakovsky (1804), Alfred J. Lotka (1880), Igor Shafarevich (1923), and Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880).