Olga Oleinik

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Olga Arsenievna Oleinik
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Olga Arsenievna Oleinik in Nice, 1970
Born (1925-07-02)2 July 1925
Matusiv, Shpola Raion, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 13 October 2001(2001-10-13) (aged 76)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality Soviet
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Moscow State University
Alma mater Moscow State University, 1954 (PhD)
Doctoral advisor Ivan Petrovsky
Known for Theory of elasticity, partial differential equations, boundary layer theory, weak solutions of nonlinear differential equations
Influenced Theory of elasticity, partial differential equations, boundary layer theory, weak solutions of nonlinear differential equations
Notable awards 1952 Chebotarev Prize, 1964 Lomonosov Prize, 1988 USSR State Prize, 1995 Petrowsky Prize, Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Olga Arsenievna Oleinik (Russian: О́льга Арсе́ньевна Оле́йник) (2 July 1925 – 13 October 2001) was a Soviet mathematician who conducted pioneering work on the theory of partial differential equations, the theory of strongly inhomogeneous elastic media, and the mathematical theory of boundary layers. She was a student of Ivan Petrovsky. She studied and worked at the Moscow State University.

She received many prizes for her remarkable contributions: the Chebotarev Prize in 1952; the Lomonosov Prize in 1964; the State Prize 1988; the Petrowsky Prize in 1995; and the Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1995. Also she was member of several foreign academies of sciences, and earned several honorary degrees.

Life[edit]

On May 2, 1985 Olga Oleinik was awarded the laurea honoris causa by the Sapienza University of Rome, jointly with Fritz John.[1]

Work[edit]

Research activity[edit]

She authored more than 370 mathematical publications and 8 monographs, as the sole author or in collaboration with others: her work covers algebraic geometry, the theory of partial differential equations where her work enlightened various aspects, elasticity theory and boundary layers theory.

Teaching activity[edit]

She was an enthusiast and very active teacher, advising the thesis of 57 "candidates".

Publications of Olga Oleinik[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ See (Vernacchia-Galli 1986, pp. 845–855).

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References[edit]

  • Radkevich, E. V. (2009), "Equations with nonnegative characteristic form. I", Journal of Mathematical Sciences 158 (3): 297–452, doi:10.1007/s10958-009-9394-2, MR 2675370, Zbl 1200.35158 . This monograph consists of two volumes and is devoted to second-order partial differential equations (mainly, equations with nonnegative characteristic form). A number of problems of qualitative theory (for example, local smoothness and hypoellipticity) are presented, and the work of many contributors, like Olga Oleinik, Gaetano Fichera, the Author himself and others area thoroughly reviewed.
  • Radkevich, E. V. (2009), "Equations with nonnegative characteristic form. II", Journal of Mathematical Sciences 158 (4): 453–604, doi:10.1007/s10958-009-9395-1, MR 2675371, Zbl 1200.35157 . This monograph consists of two volumes and is devoted to second-order partial differential equations (mainly, equations with nonnegative characteristic form). A number of problems of qualitative theory (for example, local smoothness and hypoellipticity) are presented, and the work of many contributors, like Olga Oleinik, Gaetano Fichera, the Author himself and others area thoroughly reviewed.

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