Most cited mathematicians

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Dec 26, 2018.

Ever wondered who is the most cited mathematician of all time? Are you curious about who is the most cited algebraist who graduated in 1995? We list them according to their graduation year. The first line displays the top 5 mathematicians, in terms of total number of citations. The next few rows show the top 3 mathematicians in each area. Invited speakers to the ICM are colored green. Fields medalists are colored red. The numbers in parenthesis are the number of citations listed on MathSciNet. More info is available clicking on names and years.

The most cited mathematician of all time is Pierre Louis Lions, with 24433 citations on MathSciNet at the time of our last update.

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