Agence France-PresseMarch 26, 2014 11:37
Russian mathematician Yakov Sinai won the prestigious Abel mathematics prize for his work in dynamical systems and mathematical physics, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters said Wednesday.
Yakov, 78, teaches at US Princeton University and at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in Moscow.
"Yakov Sinai is one of the most influential mathematicians of the twentieth century, the Norwegian academy said in a statement.
"He has achieved numerous groundbreaking results in the theory of dynamical systems, in mathematical physics and in probability theory."