Anatolii Illarionovich Shirshov

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Shirshov, Anatolii Illarionovich


Born Aug. 8, 1921, in the village of Kolyvan’, in what is now Novosibirsk Oblast. Soviet mathematician. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1964). Member of the CPSU since 1951.

Shirshov graduated from the Voroshilovgrad Pedagogical Institute in 1949. From 1950 to 1960 he was on the staff of Moscow State University, and in 1960 he became associated with the Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Shirshov’s principal works deal with algebra, in particular, the general theory of nonassociative algebras, alternative rings, and Lie algebras. Shirshov has been awarded two orders and various medals.


“Podalgebry svobodnykh lievykh algebr.” Mathematicheskii sbornik, 1953, vol. 33, issue 2.
“Nekotorye voprosy teorii kolets, blizkikh k assotsiativnym.” Uspekhi matematicheskikh nauk, 1958, vol. 13, issue 6.


Istoriia otechestvennoi matematiki, vol. 3. Kiev, 1968.
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