Yakov Grigorevich Sinai is one of the most influential mathematicians
of the twentieth century. He obtained numerous groundbreaking
results in the theory of dynamical systems, in mathematical
physics and in probability theory. Especially his ingenious
insights and pioneering works practically shaped the modern
metric theory of dynamical systems (also often called after
Kolmogorov the theory of stochasticity of dynamical systems).
Sinai was the major architect of the bridges connecting the
world of deterministic (dynamical) systems with the world
of probabilistic (stochastic) systems.
Recent awards include:
2008 Lagrange Prize, given by ISI Institute, Torino, Italy
2008 Election to the Academia Europaea
2009 Election to the Royal Society of London
2009 Henri Poincare Prize given by the International Association
of Mathematical Physics
2009 Dobrushin International Prize given by the Institute
of Information Transmission, Russian Academy of Sciences
2002 Nemmers Prize
1997 Wolf Prize
