# Mathematician:Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld

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## Mathematician

Ukrainian mathematician working on connecting algebraic geometry over finite fields with number theory, especially the theory of automorphic forms, through the notions of elliptic module and the theory of the geometric Langlands correspondence.

### Fields Medal

Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld was awarded a Fields Medal in $\text {1990}$ at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Kyoto, Japan:

*Drinfeld's main preoccupation in the last decade [are] Langlands' program and quantum groups. In both domains, Drinfeld's work constituted a decisive breakthrough and prompted a wealth of research.*

### Wolf Prize

Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics with Alexander A. Beilinson in $\text {2018}$:

*For their work that has made significant progress at the interface of geometry and mathematical physics.*

## Nationality

Ukrainian

## History

- Born: 14 February 14, 1954 in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Kharkiv, Ukraine)

## Theorems and Definitions

- Drinfeld Upper Half Plane
- Drinfeld-Sokolov-Wilson Equation (with Vladimir Sokolov, independently of George Wilson)

Results named for **Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfeld** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1973:
*Two theorems on modular curves*(*Akademija Nauk SSSR. Funkcionalnyi Analiz i ego Priloženija***Vol. 7**,*no. 2*: pp. 83 – 84)