# Yuri Valentinovich Nesterenko

**Yuri Valentinovich Nesterenko** (Russian: Ю́рий Валенти́нович Нестере́нко; born December 5, 1946 in Kharkiv, USSR now Ukraine) is a Soviet and Russian mathematician who has written papers in algebraic independence theory and transcendental number theory.

In 1997 he was awarded the Ostrowski Prize for his proof that the numbers π and *e*^{π} are algebraically independent. In fact, he proved the stronger result:

- the numbers π,
*e*^{π}, and Γ(1/4) are algebraically independent over**Q**. - the numbers π, , and Γ(1/3) are algebraically independent over
**Q**. - for all positive integers
*n*, the numbers π, are algebraically independent over**Q**.

He is a professor at Moscow State University, where he completed the mechanical-mathematical program in 1969, then the doctorate program (Soviet habilitation) in 1973, became a professor of the Number Theory Department in 1992.

He studied under Andrei Borisovich Shidlovskii. Nesterenko's students have included Wadim Zudilin.

## Publications

- Nesterenko, Y. (1996). "Modular Functions and Transcendence Problems".
*Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, Série I*.**322**(10): 909–914.

## External links

- Ostrowski Foundation (August 1998). "Nesterenko and Pisier Share Ostrowski Prize" (PDF).
*Notices of the AMS*. - A picture
- Web page at Moscow State University (in Russian); switch to Windows-1251 encoding if your browser does not render correctly.
- Yuri Valentinovich Nesterenko at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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