## Background

GELFOND, Aleksandr was born in 1906 in St. Petersburg.

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Aleksandr GELFOND, USSR Mathematician. Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Science since 1935; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1939; Professor, Moscow University, since 1931; associate. Mathematical Institute, USSR Academy of Science, since 1933. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

GELFOND, Aleksandr was born in 1906 in St. Petersburg.

1927 graduated Moscow University.

Since 1930 at Moscow University. Specialist in the theory of numbers and the theory of the function of complex variables. Established basic methods of studying transcendental numbers.

PubL: “Priblizhenie algebraicheskikh chisel algebraicheskimi zhe chislami i teoriya transtsendentnykh chisel” (The Approximation of Algebraic Numbers by Algebraic Numbers and the Theory of Transcendental Numbers) (1949). ‘‘Ob algebraicheskoy nezavisimosti transtsendentnykh chisel nekotorykh klassov” (The Algebraic Independence of Transcendental Numbers of Certain Classes) (1949). “Transtsendentnye chisla” (Transcendental Numbers) (1934).

‘‘O sedmoy probleme Gilberta” (Hilbert’s Seventh Problem) (1934). ‘‘Transtsendetnye i algebraicheskie chisla” (Transcendental and Algebraic Numbers) (1952). ‘‘O nekotorykh kharakternykh chertakh idey L. Eylera v oblasti matematicheskogo analiza i yego ‘Vvedenie v analiz beskonechno malykh’” (Some Characteristic Features of L. Eiler’s Concepts of Mathematical Analysis and His ‘‘Introduction to the Analysis of the Infinitely Small”) (1957), etc.

Religion gets people to believe something untrue.

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Member, Communist Party, since 1940.