Person: Poretsky, Platon Sergeevich
Platon Sergeevich Poretsky was a Russian astronomer, mathematician, and logician.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- We incorporate some information discovered by Bazhanov in the biographical details of Poretsky that we give below.
- Platon Sergeevich Poretsky attended Poltava Gymnasium and, after graduating, he entered the Physical-Mathematical Faculty of Kharkov University.
- He reviewed Poretsky's thesis, giving it the highest grade.
- On 31 May 1886 the decision of the Board was approved by the Council of Kazan University and on 31 December 1886 Poretsky was promoted to a Privatdozent.
- However, the award of the doctorate was not made until Poretsky, because of ill health, filed his resignation on 4 March 1889.
- Poretsky received his doctorate on 5 April.
- Poretsky became interested in logic through Alexander V Vasiliev soon after arriving in Kazan in 1876.
- In session 1887-1888, Poretsky lectured on mathematical logic, the first time that such a course had been given in Russia.
- In the annals of history his name is clearly spelled out - Platon Sergeevich Poretsky.
Born 15 October 1846, Elisavetgrad (now Kropyvnytskyi), Ukraine. Died 22 August 1907, Joved, Chernigov guberniya, Russia.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive