Vladimir Gershonovich Drinfel’d (Russian: Владимир Гершонович Дринфельд, Ukrainian: Володимир Гершонович Дрінфельд) is an Ukrainian-born (Feb 4, 1954) mathematician, recipient of Fields Medal (1990), now a professor at the University of Chicago. He was student of Yuri Manin at Moscow; his main specialty is algebraic geometry, including applications to arithmetic, automorphic forms, representation theory and mathematical physics. His famous discoveries and new concepts Drinfel’d modular varieties, Drinfel’d shtukas (Drinfel’d elliptic modules), ADHM-construction of instantons, Drinfel'd-Sokolov reduction in the theory of integrable systems, algebraic approach to quantum inverse scattering method in integrable systems, and related subject of quantum groups including Yangians and quasi-Hopf algebras, geometric Langlands program, chiral algebras (with A. Beilinson), certain category of infinite-dimensional bundles in algebraic geometry (now sometimes called Drinfel’d bundles), and the general construction of quotient dg-categories in homological algebra. His ideas also influenced the beginnings of the new subject of derived algebraic geometry.