# Mathematician:Yakov Grigorevich Sinai

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## Mathematician

Russian-American mathematician known for his work on dynamical systems.

### Wolf Prize

Yakov Grigorevich Sinai was awarded a Wolf Prize for Mathematics in $\text {1996/97}$:

*For his fundamental contributions to mathematically rigorous methods in statistical mechanics and the ergodic theory of dynamical systems and their applications in physics.*

### Abel Prize

Yakov Grigorevich Sinai was awarded an Abel Prize in $\text {2014}$:

*For his fundamental contributions to dynamical systems, ergodic theory, and mathematical physics.*

## Nationality

Russian

## History

- Born: September 21, 1935 in Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

## Theorems and Definitions

- Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy (with Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov)
- Sinai-Ruelle-Bowen Measure (with David Pierre Ruelle and Robert Edward Bowen)

Definitions of concepts named for **Yakov Grigorevich Sinai** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1976:
*Introduction to Ergodic Theory* - 1982:
*Theory of Phase Transitions – Rigorous Results* - 1992:
*Probability Theory – an Introductory Course* - 1994:
*Topics in Ergodic Theory*

## Also known as

In Russian: **Я́ков Григо́рьевич Сина́й**