Nikolsky giving a lecture at MIPT, 1997
|Born||Sergey Mikhailovich Nikolsky
30 April 1905
Talitsa, Perm Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||9 November 2012
|Institutions||Moscow State University
Dnipropetrovsk National University
Steklov Institute of Mathematics
|Alma mater||Dnipropetrovsk National University|
|Doctoral advisor||Andrei Kolmogorov|
Sergey Mikhailovich Nikolsky (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Нико́льский; 30 April 1905 – 9 November 2012) was a Russian mathematician. He was born in Talitsa, which was at that time located in Perm Governorate, Russian Empire. He had been an Academician since November 28, 1972. He also had won many scientific prizes. At the age of 92 he was still actively giving lectures in Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In 2005, he was only giving talks at scientific conferences, but was still working in MIPT, at the age of 100.
He died on 9 November 2012, aged 107.
Nikolsky made fundamental contributions to functional analysis, approximation of functions, quadrature formulas, enclosed functional spaces and their applications to variational solutions of partial differential equations. He created a large scientific school of functions' theory and its applications. He authored over 100 scientific publications, including 3 monographs, 2 college textbooks and 7 school textbooks.
- List of publications, downloadable here: Russian Academy of Sciences
- For Nikolsky's centenary
- Sergey Nikolskii at Math Genealogy Project.
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