Person: Skopin, Alexander Ivanovich
Alexander Skopin was a Russian mathematician who worked in abstract algebra.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- Afterwards, the image of Ivan Alexandrovich became an example of a mathematician and professor which inspired Skopin.
- There Skopin passed the high school examinations without attending classes and entered the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics of Leningrad University where he was an outstanding student.
- Skopin continued his interest in this area up to the early nineteen sixties.
- From the middle of the nineteen sixties until the early seventies Skopin's scientific activity was reduced because of a heavy burden of administrative duties.
- The second key idea introduced by Skopin was the application of linear-algebraic methods, in particular, an analogue of Gaussian elimination, to such calculations.
- Skopin worked as a researcher at the Steklov Institute for the whole of his life and, in addition, he taught algebra in the Leningrad- St Petersburg University throughout his life.
Born 22 October 1927, Leningrad, USSR (now St Petersburg, Russia). Died 15 September 2003, St Petersburg, Russia.
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- O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive