Person: Skopin, Alexander Ivanovich
Alexander Skopin was a Russian mathematician who worked in abstract algebra.
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 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 linearalgebraic 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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