Nikolai E. Mnev, Mathematician
Mnev’s universality theorem was discovered by Nikolai Mnev in his Ph.D. thesis.
It has numerous applications in algebraic geometry, due to Laurent Lafforgue, Ravi Vakil and others, allowing one to construct moduli spaces with arbitrarily bad behaviour.
Fulkerson Prize 1991
Prize given jointly by the Mathematical Programming Society and the American Mathematical Society for outstanding papers in discrete mathematics
History of St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
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