Notices of the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians

Volume 7 (2019)

Number 2

History of Leningrad mathematics in the first half of the 20th century

Pages: 47 – 63



Alexander I. Nazarov (Steklov Mathematical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; and St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Galina I. Sinkevich (St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, St. Petersburg, Russia)


The first half of the 20th century in the history of Russian mathematics is striking with a combination of dramaticism, sometimes a tragedy, and outstanding achievements. The paper is devoted to the St. Petersburg-Leningrad Mathematical School. It is based on a chapter in the multi-author monograph “Mathematical Petersburg: History, Science, Sights”, edited by G.I. Sinkevich and A.I. Nazarov, SPb: Educational projects, 2018.

Published 8 August 2019