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# Vladimir Arnold

**Vladimir Arnold** (12 June 1937 — 3 June 2010) was a Russian mathematician of Jewish descent,^{[1]} said to be one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century.^{[2]} He worked in many areas of mathematics including dynamical systems, differential equations, hydrodynamics, magnetohydrodynamics, classical and celestial mechanics, geometry, topology, algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, and singularity theory.^{[3]}

Arnold was born in Odessa, Ukraine. He worked at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow and later at the Moscow State University.^{[2]} Arnold died in Paris after going there to seek medical treatment.^{[2]}

## Awards

He would have be given the Fields Medal in Mathematics in 1974, but this was opposed by the Soviet government.^{[2]} His other awards include:

- Lenin Prize (1965)
- Crafoord Prize (1982)
- Lobachevsky Prize (1992)
- Harvey Prize (1994)
- World Prize in Mathematics (2001)
- Prize of the American Institute of Physics (2001)
- Wolf Prize (2001)

## References

- ↑ www.ems-ph.org
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^{2.0}^{2.1}^{2.2}^{2.3}"Top Russian mathematician Vladimir Arnold dies".*physorg.com*. http://www.physorg.com/news194804767.html. Retrieved 3 December 2010. - ↑ "Arnold biography".
*www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk*. http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Arnold.html. Retrieved 3 December 2010.