Date of Birth: 12/23/1943
Place of birth: Boksitogorsk
A great influence on many areas of mathematics had his research in the theory of hyperbolic groups, as well as work related to the h-printsipom.Rodilsya family Leonid Gromov and Leah Rabinowitz (cousin chess player Mikhail Botvinnik). He studied at the 217th school (b. Petrischule) in Leningrad. He graduated from Leningrad State University in 1965. There he defended his candidate (1969) and doctorate (1973) thesis. His supervisor was Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin. In the same university in 1967 and worked as an assistant lecturer, then a research fellow of the Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute and the Central Research Institute of Pulp and Paper promyshlennosti.V 1974 moved with his family to the United States. Until 1981 he was a professor at New York University at Stony Brook, in 1981-1982 - at the University of Paris VI (Universit? De Paris VI). Since 1982 rabotaetv Institute for Advanced Research (fr. Institut des Hautes? Tudes Scientifiques) in France, where he held the position of permanent professors. In the years 1991-1996 - professor at the University of Maryland (University of Maryland, College Park). Since 1996 - professor at New York University. Honorary Professor (professor by special appointment) School of Mathematical Sciences at Tel Aviv universiteta.What is a Manifold? - MikhailGromov For his achievements in the field of geometry awarded the Veblen (1981), Wolf Prize (1993), Lobachevsky Medal (1997), Prize Balzan (1999), Kyoto Prize (2002), Prize Nemmers (2004), Prize Janos Bolyai (2005 ) Abel Prize (2009) .Chlen US National Academy of Sciences (1989) .In 2011 was elected a foreign member of the royal society of London, and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.