Yakov Sinai

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Yakov Grigorevich Sinai (Russian: Я́ков Григо́рьевич Сина́й; born September 21, 1935) is a American-Russian mathematician known for his work on dynamical systems. He contributed to the modern metric theory of dynamical systems and connected the world of deterministic (dynamical) systems with the world of probabilistic (stochastic) systems. He has also worked on mathematical physics and probability theory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yakov Sinai has received more than 109,034 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Yakov Sinai is the 390th most popular mathematician (up from 422nd in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from Russia (down from 849th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Russian Mathematician.

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Among mathematicians, Yakov Sinai ranks 390 out of 828Before him are Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ ibn Aslam, Ernesto Cesàro, Pierre Wantzel, Adriaan van Roomen, Yutaka Taniyama, and Maryam Mirzakhani. After him are Edward Kasner, Alain Connes, Luigi Cremona, Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, Helmut Hasse, and Abraham Fraenkel.

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Among people born in 1935, Yakov Sinai ranks 152Before him are Michael Walzer, Kurt Westergaard, Herb Alpert, Seymour Cassel, Norbert Blüm, and Lola Novaković. After him are Ken Kercheval, Michael Ballhaus, Alfonso López Trujillo, Armando Manzanero, Fiorenza Cossotto, and Vasily Livanov.

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Among people born in Russia, Yakov Sinai ranks 850 out of 2,688Before him are Venedikt Yerofeyev (1938), Duke Peter of Oldenburg (1812), Aleksey Batalov (1928), Elena Obraztsova (1939), Mikhail Yangel (1911), and Fyodor Rostopchin (1763). After him are Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1697), Oleg Salenko (1969), Mikhail Romm (1901), Vyacheslav Ivanov (1866), Nikolai Korotkov (1874), and Yuri Temirkanov (1938).


Among mathematicians born in Russia, Yakov Sinai ranks 25Before him are Sergei Sobolev (1908), Sergei Novikov (1938), Otto Hesse (1811), Rudolf Lipschitz (1832), Grigory Margulis (1946), and Alfred Clebsch (1833). After him are Nikolai Luzin (1883), Vladimir Smirnov (1887), Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov (1906), Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov (1912), Kurt Hensel (1861), and Nina Bari (1901).