## About

Russian mathematician known for his work in Riemannian geometry and geometric topology. In his life, he has proved several instrumental theorems.

## Before Fame

He attended the School of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Leningrad State University and began his career at the Leningrad Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics.

## Trivia

He was the first mathematician to be awarded "Breakthrough of the Year" by Science magazine.

## Family Life

He declined three awards he was offered because he didn't like the attention they brought him and felt others were more deserving.

## Associated With

Andrew Wiles is another influential mathematician of the twentieth century.