V.I. Arnold

The sad news has spread that Vladimir I. Arnold has died in Paris, today 3 june 2010.

(image credit: MCCME, Moscow)

Beyond being one of the foremost mathematicians of the XXth century, with many deep and subtly technical results in a wide range of topics, he also inspired countless mathematicians and youngsters, either directly through his lectures (as recently as last summer in Moscow at MCCME), or indirectly through his numerous excellent textbooks and treatises.

RIP

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One Response to “V.I. Arnold”

  1. Ian Porteous Says:

    I am deeply saddened by this news. A wonderful mathematician and a wonderful man. It was a privilege to have known him, albeit only slightly.

    Ian Porteous of Liverpool University.

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