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Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrent’ev

mathematician

Mikhail Lavrent’ev, USSR Mathematician. Highly decorated (two Stalin Prizes, Order of Lenin).

Background

Lavrent’ev, Mikhail was born on November 19, 1900 in Kazan’.

Education

Graduated from Moscow University, 1922.

Career

Professor at the University, 1931. Vice-president of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and chairman of the Siberian branch, 1957.

Religion

Religious faith contradicts people’s efforts to obtain the truth about nature and a human being.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.