Pogorelov, Aleksei Vasilevich

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Pogorelov, Aleksei Vasil’evich


Born Mar. 3, 1919, in the city of Korocha, in what is now Belgorod Oblast. Soviet mathematician. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1960) and academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (1961; corresponding member, 1951).

Pogorelov graduated from the N. E. Zhukovskii Air Force Engineering Academy in 1945. He began teaching at the University of Kharkov in 1947, and he joined the Physicotechnical Institute of Low Temperatures of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR in 1960. His works include the construction of a complete theory of convex surfaces, research on bendings of surfaces, studies on the foundations of geometry, and the development and successful application of far-reaching geometric methods for the study of deformations of thin shells.

Pogorelov was a deputy to the Eighth Convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR. He received the State Prize of the USSR in 1950, the Lenin Prize in 1962, and the N. I. Lobachevskii Prize in 1959.


Izgibanie vypuklykh poverkhnostei. Moscow, 1951.
Analiticheskaia geometriia, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1968.
Osnovaniia geometrii, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1968.
Differentsial’naia geometriia, 5th ed. Moscow, 1969.
Geometricheskie melody ν nelineinoi teorii uprugikh obolochek. Moscow, 1967.
Vneshniaia geometriia vypuklykh poverkhnostei. Moscow, 1969.
Chetvertaia problema Gil’berta. Moscow, 1974.
Elementarnaia geometriia, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1974.
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