Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov

Russian and French mathematician and academic

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (also Mikhael Gromov, Michael Gromov or Mischa Gromov; Russian: Михаи́л Леони́дович Гро́мов; born 23 December 1943), is a French-Russian mathematician. He is known for work in geometry, analysis and group theory. He is a member of IHÉS in France and a Professor of Mathematics at New York University.[1]

Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov
Mikhail Gromov in 2009
Born (1943-12-23) 23 December 1943 (age 80)
NationalityRussian and French
Alma materLeningrad State University (PhD)
Known forGeometry
AwardsOswald Veblen Prize in Geometry (1981)
Wolf Prize (1993)
Kyoto Prize (2002)
Nemmers Prize in Mathematics (2004)
Bolyai Prize (2005)
Abel Prize (2009)
Scientific career
InstitutionsInstitut des hautes études scientifiques
New York University
Doctoral advisorVladimir Rokhlin
Doctoral studentsFrançois Labourie
Pierre Pansu

Gromov has won several prizes, including the Abel Prize in 2009 "for his revolutionary contributions to geometry".


  1. "Interview with Mikhail Gromov" (PDF), Notices of the AMS, 57 (3): 391–403, March 2010.

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