Grigory Barenblatt

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Grigory Barenblatt
Native name
Григо́рий Исаа́кович Баренблатт
Born (1927-07-10)July 10, 1927
Died June 22, 2018(2018-06-22) (aged 90)
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University (Ph.D)
Awards Lagrange Medal (1995), G. I. Taylor Medal (1999), Timoshenko Medal (2005)
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences. University of California, Berkeley
Thesis On the Motion of Suspended Particles in a Turbulent Flow (1953)
Doctoral advisor Andrey Kolmogorov
Boris Levitan

Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt (Russian: Григо́рий Исаа́кович Баренблат; 10 July 1927 – 21 June 2018)[1] was a Russian mathematician.


Barenblatt graduated in 1950 from Moscow State University,[2] Department of Mechanics and Mathematics. He received his Ph.D. in 1953 from Moscow State University under the supervision of A. N. Kolmogorov.[2][3]

Career and research

Barenblatt also received a D.Sc. from Moscow State University in 1957.[2] He was an emeritus Professor in Residence at the Department of Mathematics of the University of California, Berkeley[4] and Mathematician at Department of Mathematics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.[4] He was G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge from 1992 to 1994[4] and he was Emeritus G. I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics.[4] His areas of research were:[4]

  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


  1. ^ Grigory I. Barenblatt
  2. ^ a b c d "Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt - Curriculum vitae, Members directory, Academia Europaea". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ Grigory Barenblatt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Grigory Isaakovich Barenblatt, member directory, Academia Europaea". Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  5. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 17, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Grigory Barenblatt, Fellows Directory, The Royal Society". Retrieved Feb 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "CRD's Barenblatt Wins Timoshenko Medal for Applied Mechanics". Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. A U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory Operated by the University of California. Retrieved 2017-02-15.

External links

  • Grigory Barenblatt at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Applied mechanics: an age old science perpetually in rebirth (pdf). The Timoshenko Medal acceptance speech by Grigory Barenblatt (to be published by ASME in summer 2006).
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