Mikhail Alekseevich Lavrentyev or Lavrentiev (Russian: Михаи́л Алексе́евич Лавре́нтьев) (November 19, 1900, Kazan – October 15, 1980, Moscow) was an outstanding Soviet mathematician and hydrodynamicist. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land Year 1900 ( MCM) was an exceptional Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar Kazan (Каза́нь Казан tt Qazan) is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and one of Russia's largest cities Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Moscow (Москва́ romanised: Moskvá, IPA: see also other names) is the Capital and the largest city of A soviet (сове́т, "council" originally was a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia. A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study and research is the field of Mathematics. Fluid dynamics is the sub-discipline of Fluid mechanics dealing with fluid flow: Fluids ( Liquids and Gases in motion
Lavrentiev was born in Kazan, where his father was an instructor at a college (he later became a professor at Kazan University, then Moscow University). Kazan (Каза́нь Казан tt Qazan) is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, and one of Russia's largest cities Kazan State University is located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia.
Lavrentiev entered Kazan University, and, when his family moved to Moscow in 1921, he transferred to the Deparment of Physics and Mathematics of Moscow University. Kazan State University is located in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia. He graduated in 1922. He continued his studies in the university in 1923-26 as a graduate student of Nikolai Luzin. Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin, (also spelled Lusin) Никола́й Никола́евич Лу́зин ( December 9, 1883, Irkutsk – January
Although Luzin was alleged to plagiarize in science and indulge in anti-Sovietism by some of his students in 1936, Lavrentiev did not participate in the notorious political persecution of his teacher which is known as the Luzin case or Luzin affair. Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin, (also spelled Lusin) Никола́й Никола́евич Лу́зин ( December 9, 1883, Irkutsk – January Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin, (also spelled Lusin) Никола́й Никола́евич Лу́зин ( December 9, 1883, Irkutsk – January
In 1927 Lavrentiev spent half a year in France, collaborating with French mathematicians, and upon returned took up a position with Moscow University. Later he became a member of the staff of the Steklov Institute. Steklov Institute of Mathematics or Steklov Mathematical Institute ( Russian: Математический институт имени В His main contributions relate to conformal mappings and partial differential equations. In Mathematics, a conformal map is a function which preserves Angles In the most common case the function is between domains in the Complex plane In Mathematics, partial differential equations ( PDE) are a type of Differential equation, i Mstislav Keldysh was one of his students. Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh (Мстислав Всеволодович Келдыш Latvian: Mstislavs Keldišs) ( Riga - 24 June
One of Lavrentiev's scientific interests was the physics of explosive processes, in which he had become involved when doing defense work during World War II. An explosion is a sudden increase in Volume and release of Energy in an extreme manner usually with the generation of high Temperatures and the release World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including A better understanding of the physics of explosions made it possible to use controlled explosions in construction, the best-known example being the construction of the Medeu Mudflow Control Dam outside of Almaty in Kazakhstan. Medeu (Medeo Mudflow Control Dam (Противоселевая плотина Медео is a dam across the Medeu Valley south-east of Almaty, Kazakhstan designed to protect Almaty ( Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata ( Алма-Ата) also Verniy, (Верный is the largest city in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, also Kazakstan ( Қазақстан, Qazaqstan, qɑzɑqˈstɑn Казахстан, Kazakhstán,) officially the
Mikhail Lavrentiev was one of the main organizers and the first Chairman of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences (in his time the Academy of Sciences of the USSR) from its founding in 1957 to 1975. Siberia (Сиби́рь Sibir) is the name given to the vast region constituting almost all of Northern Asia and for the most part currently serving The Russian Academy of Sciences (Российская Академия Наук Rossi'iskaya Akade'miya Nau'k, shortened to PAH RAN) consists of the National The Russian Academy of Sciences (Российская Академия Наук Rossi'iskaya Akade'miya Nau'k, shortened to PAH RAN) consists of the National Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The foundation of the Siberia's "Academic Town" Akademgorodok (now a district of Novosibirsk) remains his most widely known achievement. Akademgorodok (Академгородо́к is a part of the Russian city Novosibirsk, located 20  Km south of the city center History The city was founded in 1893 as the future site of the Trans-Siberian Railway bridge crossing the great Siberian river Ob, and was known as
He was also a founder of the Institute of Hydrodynamics of the Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences which since 1980 has been named after Lavrentiev. 
Lavrentiev was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Socialist Labour, a Lenin Prize and USSR State Prize, and a Lomonosov Gold Medal. Hero of Socialist Labor ( Russian: Герой Социалистического Труда Geroy Sotsialisticheskovo Truda) was an honorary title in the The Lenin Prize ( Russian: Ленинская премия was one of the highest awards in the Soviet Union. The USSR State Prize (Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР was the Soviet Union 's state honour The Lomonosov Gold Medal, named after Russian scientist and Polymath Mikhail Lomonosov, is awarded each year since 1959 for outstanding achievements He was elected a member of several world-renowned academies, and an honorable citizen of Novosibirsk. History The city was founded in 1893 as the future site of the Trans-Siberian Railway bridge crossing the great Siberian river Ob, and was known as
Mikhail A. Lavrentiev's son, also named Mikhail (Mikhail M. Lavrentiev), a talented mathematician in his own right, is a member of the leadership of Akademgorodok today.