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Vladimir Andreevich Steklov

mathematician

Vladimir Steklov, USSR Mathematician.

Background

Steklov, Vladimir was born on January 9, 1864 in Nizhnii Novgorod (now Gorkii).

Career

In 1887, graduated from the Khar’kov Technical Institute under A. Liapunov. From 1889-1906, taught mechanics at the same institute, from 1896 as a professor. 1902, doctor of mathematical sciences.

From 1906, at Petersburg University. In 1921, founded the PhysicoMathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences and remained its director until his death, when the Institute was renamed in his honour. Internationally-known mathematician.

Visited the USA, and subsequently wrote To America and Back, My Impressions, 1925.

Religion

Religiously inspired people justify violence, resist social changes, and attack on science.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.