# Vladimir Arnold

**Vladimir Igorevich Arnold** (born

June 12,

1937 in

Odessa,

USSR - ) is one of the world's most prolific

mathematicians in the field of

Mechanics. His career dates from

Stalinist USSR, and he is still active at the turn of the 21st century. One of his earliest achievements is the

Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser Theorem in

dynamics. Arnold's writing style mixes rigorous and abstract mathematics with informal, almost conversational prose. Arnold espouses a geometric approach to mathematics in general, and mechanics in particular. His opinions on the subject can be found on the web. Together with Louis Nirenberg, he was awarded the

1982 Crafoord Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Arnold works at the Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow and at the University of Paris IX.