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Vladimir Voevodsky

Russian mathematician
Voevodsky in 2011

Vladimir Alexandrovich Voevodsky (/vɔɪˈvɒdski/; Russian: Влади́мир Алекса́ндрович Воево́дский, 4 June 1966 – 30 September 2017) was a Russian-American mathematician. He was born in Moscow.

His work in developing a homotopy theory for algebraic varieties and formulating motivic cohomology led to the award of a Fields Medal in 2002. He was also known for the proof of the Milnor conjecture and motivic Bloch-Kato conjectures and for the univalent foundations of mathematics and homotopy type theory.

Voevodsky died on September 30, 2017 at his home in Princeton, New Jersey of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 51.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "IAS: Vladimir Voevodsky, Fields Medalist, Dies at 51". Retrieved 2017-09-30.
  2. Rehmeyer, Julie (6 October 2017). "Vladimir Voevodsky, Revolutionary Mathematician, Dies at 51". New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/06/obituaries/vladimir-voevodsky-revolutionary-mathematician-dies-at-51.html.