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Leonid Nisonovich Vaserstein (Russian: Леонид Нисонович Васерштейн) is a Russian-American mathematician, currently Professor of Mathematics at Penn State University. His research is focused on algebra and dynamical systems. He is well known for providing a simple proof of the Quillen–Suslin theorem, a result in commutative algebra, first conjectured by Jean-Pierre Serre in 1955, and then proved by Daniel Quillen and Andrei Suslin in 1976.
Leonid N. Vaserstein
|Alma mater||Moscow State University|
|Known for||Dynamical systems, Algebra|
|Institutions||Penn State University|
|Doctoral advisor||Ilya I. Piatetski-Shapiro|
|Influenced||earth mover's distance|
Alternate forms of the last name: Vaseršteĭn, Vasershtein, Wasserstein.