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Russian mathematician Vladimir Arnold dies at 72

Jun 21, 2010 11:11:00 PM - latimes.com
His work is considered indispensable to other sciences, and his rewards include having an asteroid named after him.

Vladimir Arnold, a Russian mathematician who pioneered work on the arcane field known as catastrophe theory and whose work on the KAM theory led to a better understanding of the motion of planets in the solar system and a host of other applications, died of peritonitis in Paris on June 3. He was 72.

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