Mikhail Kravchuk, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Mikhail Kravchuk

Ukrainian mathematician

Date of Birth: 27-Sep-1892

Place of Birth: Chovnytsia, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Ukraine

Date of Death: 09-Mar-1942

Profession: mathematician, university teacher

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Mikhail Kravchuk

  • Mykhailo Pylypovych Kravchuk, also Krawtchouk (Ukrainian: ????´??? ????´????? ??????´?) (September 27, 1892 – March 9, 1942), was a Soviet Ukrainian mathematician and the author of around 180 articles on mathematics. He primarily wrote papers on differential equations and integral equations, studying both their theory and applications.
  • His two-volume monograph on the solution of linear differential and integral equations by the method of moments was translated c.
  • 1938–1942 by John Vincent Atanasoff who found this work useful in his computer-project (Atanasoff–Berry computer).
  • His student Klavdiya Latysheva was the first Ukrainian woman to obtain a doctorate in the mathematical and physical sciences (1936).Kravchuk held a mathematics chair at the Kiev Polytechnic Institute.
  • His course listeners included Sergey Korolev, Arkhip Lyulka, and Vladimir Chelomei, future leading rocket and jet engine designers.
  • Kravchuk was arrested by the Soviet secret police on February 23, 1938 on political and spying charges.
  • He was sentenced to 20 years of prison in September 1938.
  • Kravchuk died in a Gulag camp in the Kolyma region on March 9, 1942.
  • In September 1956 Kravchuk was posthumously acquitted of all charges. He is the eponym of the Kravchuk polynomials and Kravchuk matrix.

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