Grigory Barenblatt

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Grigory Barenblatt
Native name Григо́рий Исаа́кович Баренблат
Born (1927-07-10) July 10, 1927 (age 89)
Nationality Russian
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Shirshov Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Moscow State University (Ph.D)
Academic advisors Andrey Kolmogorov, Boris Levitan
Notable awards Lagrange Medal (1995), G. I. Taylor Medal (1999), Timoshenko Medal (2005)

Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt (Russian: Григо́рий Исаа́кович Баренблат; born July 10, 1927) is a Russian mathematician.

He graduated in 1950 from Moscow State University, Department of Mechanics and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in 1953 from Moscow State University under the supervision of A. N. Kolmogorov. He also received a D.Sc. from Moscow State University in 1957. He is a Professor in Residence at the Department of Mathematics of the University of California, Berkeley and Mathematician at Department of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He was G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge from 1992 to 1994 and he has been Emeritus G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics since then.

His areas of research are:

  1. Fracture mechanics
  2. The theory of fluid and gas flows in porous media
  3. The mechanics of a non-classical deformable solids
  4. Turbulence
  5. Self-similarities, nonlinear waves and intermediate asymptotics.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 1975 – Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences[1]
  • 1984 – Foreign Member, Danish Center of Applied Mathematics & Mechanics
  • 1988 – Foreign Member, Polish Society of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics
  • 1989 – Doctor of Technology Honoris Causa at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1992 – Foreign Associate, U.S. National Academy of Engineering
  • 1993 – Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society
  • 1993 – Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1994 – Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; (since 1999, Honorary Fellow)
  • 1995 – Lagrange Medal, Accademia Nazzionale dei Lincei
  • 1995 – Modesto Panetti Prize and Medal
  • 1996 - Visiting Miller Professorship - University of California Berkeley
  • 1997 – Foreign Associate, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 – G. I. Taylor Medal, U.S. Society of Engineering Science
  • 1999 – J. C. Maxwell Medal and Prize, International Congress for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • 2000 – Foreign Member, Royal Society of London
  • 2005 – Timoshenko Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, "for seminal contributions to nearly every area of solid and fluid mechanics, including fracture mechanics, turbulence, stratified flows, flames, flow in porous media, and the theory and application of intermediate asymptotics."


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 

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