Vladimir Voevodsky


Age: 51

Russian mathematician who was a once-gifted but restless student who flunked out of college from boredom before emerging as one of the most brilliant and revolutionary mathematicians of his generation, who was renowned for founding entirely new fields of mathematics and creating groundbreaking new tools for computers to confirm the accuracy of proofs, and who was awarded the Fields Medal in 2002, which recognizes brilliance and promise in mathematics under 40.

Cause of Death: Undetermined causes

Born: June 4, 1966

Died: September 30, 2017

Princeton, New Jersey