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Lev Semenovich Pontriagin

mathematician

Lev Pontriagin, USSR Mathematician.

Background

Pontriagin, Lev was born on September 3, 1908 in Moscow.

Education

Graduated from Moscow University, 1929, professor at the university, 1935.

Career

Went blind after anaccident at the age of 14. Academician, 1958. Specialist on algebra and the theory of continuous groups.

Religion

Since religion offers a complete set of answers to the problems of purpose, morality, origins, or science, it discourages exploration of those areas by suppressing curiosity, denies its followers a broader perspective, and prevents social, moral and scientific progress.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.