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Monday, June 17, 2019

Meet Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya: the Russian mathematician who pushed through the Iron Curtain | Massive Science

In spite of personal tragedy, dire political circumstances and deteriorating health, her passion for mathematics burned bright, according to Farah Qaiser, Molecular Genetics - University of Toronto.

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Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (1922 - 2004) was a Russian mathematician, one of the most prolific and important of her time. She made contributions across many disparate areas in mathematics, but what you may not know is how Ladyzhenskaya’s passion for mathematics remained undeterred in the face of personal tragedies, dire political circumstances and deteriorating health.

Source: Massive Science