Mikhail Postnikov

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Mikhail Postnikov
Born (1927-10-27)27 October 1927
Shatura, Soviet Union
Died 27 May 2004(2004-05-27) (aged 76)
Moscow, Russia
Alma mater Moscow State University
Known for Postnikov system
Postnikov square
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Moscow State University
Doctoral advisor Lev Pontryagin
Doctoral students Sergei Novikov
Andrei Pajitnov
Yuli Rudyak
Nikolai Saveliev
Andras Szucs
Andrei Bolibrukh

Mikhail Mikhailovich Postnikov (Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович По́стников; 27 October 1927 – 27 May 2004) was a Soviet mathematician, known for his work in algebraic and differential topology.

He was born in Shatura, near Moscow. He received his Ph.D. from the Moscow State University under the direction of Lev Pontryagin. He died in Moscow.

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