Person: Livsic, Mikhail Samuilovich
Moshe Livsic was a Ukrainian-born mathematician who worked in functional analysis.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Livsic graduated from school in 1931 and, with a school friend, planned his future studies.
- However to be successful in the physical sciences Livsic and his friend would first have to become knowledgeable in mathematics.
- Livsic began studies at Odessa technical College aimed at his becoming a radio technician but, in 1933, he entered the Department of Physics and Mathematics at Odessa State University.
- Livsic took part in the functional analysis seminar and studied analytic functions.
- After working at Kirovograd, Livsic returned to Odessa to teach at the Hydrometerological Institute which was a minor institution.
- From 1957 until 1962 Livsic was head of mathematics at Kharkov Mining Institute, joining Akhiezer at Kharkov State University in 1962.
- His recent breakthroughs in the theory of characteristic functions for several commuting operators indicate that in spite of his seventy years, mathematically Moshe is still a young man.
Born 4 July 1917, Pokotilova (near Uman), Ukraine. Died 30 March 2007, Be’er Scheva, Israel.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive