Vladimir Drinfeld

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Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld (Ukrainian: Володи́мир Ге́ршонович Дрінфельд; Russian: Влади́мир Ге́ршонович Дри́нфельд; born February 14, 1954), surname also romanized as Drinfel'd, is a renowned mathematician from the former USSR, who emigrated to the United States and is currently working at the University of Chicago. Drinfeld's work connected algebraic geometry over finite fields with number theory, especially the theory of automorphic forms, through the notions of elliptic module and the theory of the geometric Langlands correspondence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Drinfeld has received more than 106,232 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Vladimir Drinfeld is the 658th most popular mathematician (down from 644th in 2019), the 564th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 487th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Ukrainian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Vladimir Drinfeld ranks 658 out of 828Before him are Henry Thomas Colebrooke, William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker, Mark Krein, Jean-Christophe Yoccoz, Leonard Eugene Dickson, and Fritz Noether. After him are Michael Artin, Paul Montel, Stanisław Mazur, Walter Rudin, Max Noether, and Harald Cramér.

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Among people born in 1954, Vladimir Drinfeld ranks 259Before him are Angelo De Donatis, Joseph-Antoine Bell, Michel Camilo, Sonia Sotomayor, Igor Krutoy, and Jonathan Pollard. After him are Ilan Pappé, Einar Már Guðmundsson, Joe Jackson, Don Wilson, Louis Sachar, and Ariane Ascaride.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Vladimir Drinfeld ranks 564 out of 913Before him are Pyotr Todorovsky (1925), Leonid Stein (1934), Igor Krutoy (1954), Margarita Aliger (1915), Aleksandr Ponomarev (1918), and Alexandra Marinina (1957). After him are Vladimir Dudintsev (1918), Anatoliy Demyanenko (1959), Stanisław Mazur (1905), Vladimir Maslachenko (1936), Abraham Lempel (1936), and Nina Dumbadze (1919).


Among mathematicians born in Ukraine, Vladimir Drinfeld ranks 18Before him are Sergei Natanovich Bernstein (1880), Georgy Voronoy (1868), Pavel Urysohn (1898), Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (1890), Joseph Ludwig Raabe (1801), and Mark Krein (1907). After him are Stanisław Mazur (1905), Nikolai Chebotaryov (1894), Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch (1891), Mark Kac (1914), and Maryna Viazovska (1984).