Ernest Vinberg

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Ernest Borisovich Vinberg (Russian: Эрнест Борисович Винберг; born 26 July 1937) is a Russian mathematician, who works on discrete subgroups of Lie groups and representation theory. He introduced Vinberg's algorithm and the Koecher–Vinberg theorem.

He is a recipient of the Humboldt Prize. He is on the executive committee of the Moscow Mathematical Society. In 1983 he was an Invited Speaker with a talk on Discrete reflection groups in Lobachevsky spaces at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Warsaw. In 2010 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

His doctoral students include Victor Kac and Boris Weisfeiler.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Berg, Michael (21 February 2011). "Review of Linear Representations of Groups by Ernest B. Vinberg". MAA Reviews, Mathematical Association of America.