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Sof'ja Aleksandrovna Janovskaja


January 31, 1896 - October 24, 1966

Professor of Mathematics at Moscow State University. Received the prized Order of Lenin in 1951. In 1959 she became the first chairperson of the newly created department of mathematical logic at Moscow State University.


  1. Anellis, Irving H. "Sof'ja Aleksandrovna Janovskaja," Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook. Edited by Louise S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell, Greenwood Press, 1987, p80-85.
  2. Bazhanov, V.A. "Restoration: S.A.Yanovskaya's Path In Logic", History and Philosophy of Logic, Vol. 22, No. 3 (2001), 129-133.
  3. MathSciNet [subscription required]
  4. Author Profile at zbMath
  5. Biography at the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive