Igor Shafarevich

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Shafarevich, Igor’ Rostislavovich


Born June 3, 1923, in Zhitomir. Soviet mathematician. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1958).

Shafarevich graduated from Moscow University in 1940; he joined the university’s teaching staff in 1944 and was appointed a professor in 1953. In 1943 he became associated with the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Shafarevich’s principal works deal with algebra and the theory of algebraic numbers. Shafarevich received the Lenin Prize in 1959.


Teoriia chisel, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1972. (With Z. I. Borevich.)
Osnovy algebraicheskoi geometrii. Moscow, 1972.
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