# Gennadii Rubinstein

## Russian mathematician / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

**Gennadii Shlemovich Rubinstein** (rus: Геннадий Шлемович Рубинштейн) was a Russian mathematician.[1] His research focused on mathematical programming and operations research. His name is associated to the **Kantorovich–Rubinstein metric** which is commonly known as the **Wasserstein distance** used in optimal transport.

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Gennadii Shlemovich Rubinstein | |
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Born | 26 April 1923 Odessa |

Died | 2 May 2004 |

Alma mater | Odessa State University St. Petersburg State University |

Known for | Extremal problems Function spaces Mathematical programming |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | Leningrad State University Sobolev Institute of Mathematics Novosibirsk State University |

Doctoral advisor | Leonid V. Kantorovich |

Influenced | optimal transport Mathematical economics Operations research |

Gennadii Rubinstein got his doctorate in St. Petersburg State University in 1956, under the supervision of Leonid V. Kantorovich.

Alternate form of the first name: Gennady.

Alternate forms of the last name: Rubinšteĭn, Rubinshtein.