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Izrail Moiseevich Gel’fand

mathematician

Izrail Gel’fand, USSR Mathematician.

Background

Gel’fand, Izrail was born on August 20, 1913 in near Odessa.

Education

Graduated from Moscow University, 1940.

Career

Research on the theory of normalized rings, which found application in trigonometric series, group theory, and the theory of the functional analysis of equations. Received an international prize in Israel, 1988.

Religion

Religion is bad because it obstructs scientific research.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.