Nikita Moiseev

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Moiseev, Nikita Nikolaevich


Born Aug. 10 (23), 1917, in Moscow. Soviet scientist specializing in general mechanics and applied mathematics. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1966). Member of the CPSU since 1944.

Moiseev graduated from Moscow State University in 1941. From 1948 to 1950 he taught at the N. E. Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, and from 1950 to 1955 he taught at the University of Rostov. He became a professor at the Moscow Physicotechnical Institute in 1956, and in 1961 he was appointed deputy director of the Computer Center of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Moiseev’s chief works deal with the dynamics of a solid containing a liquid, asymptotic and numerical methods in mathematical physics, the theory of linear and quasi-linear motions, and optimal control theory. He has been awarded three orders and several medals.


Dinamika tela s polostiami, soderzhashchimi zhidkostl’. Moscow, 1965. (With V. V. Rumiantsev.)
Asimptoticheskie metody nelineinoi mekhaniki. Moscow, 1969.
Chislennye metody v teorii optimarnykh sistem. Moscow, 1971.


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