Vladimir Arnold, an eminent mathematician of our time, is known both for his mathematical results, which are many and prominent, and for his strong opinions, often expressed in an uncompromising and provoking manner. His dictum that ``Mathematics is a part of physics where experiments are cheap" is well known.
This book consists of two parts: selected articles by and an interview with Vladimir Arnold, and a collection of articles about him written by his friends, colleagues, and students. The book is generously illustrated by a large collection of photographs, some never before published. The book presents many a facet of this extraordinary mathematician and man, from his mathematical discoveries to his daredevil outdoor adventures.
Boris A. Khesin, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Serge L. Tabachnikov, ICERM, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA and Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA.
Epigraph by B. A. Khesin and S. L. Tabachnikov By Arnold: Arnold in his own words by V. I. Arnold From Hilbert's superposition problem to dynamical systems by V. I. Arnold Recollections by J. Moser Polymathematics: Is mathematics a single science or a set of arts? by V. I. Arnold A mathematical trivium by V. I. Arnold Comments on A Mathematical Trivium by B. A. Khesin and S. L. Tabachnikov About Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin by V. I. Arnold About Arnold: To whom it may concern by A. Givental Remembering Vladimir Arnold: Early years by Y. Sinai Vladimir I. Arnold by S. Smale Memories of Vladimir Arnold by M. Berry Dima Arnold in my life by D. Fuchs V. I. Arnold, as I have seen him by Y. Ilyashenko My encounters with Vladimir Igorevich Arnold by Y. Eliashberg On V. I. Arnold and hydrodynamics by B. A. Khesin Arnold's seminar, first years by A. Khovanskii and A. Varchenko Topology in Arnold's work by V. Vassiliev Arnold and symplectic geometry by H. Hofer Some recollections of Vladimir Igorevich by M. Sevryuk Remembering V. I. Arnold by L. Polterovich Several thoughts about Arnold by A. Vershik Vladimir Igorevich Arnold: A view from the rear bench by S. Yakovenko