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Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova Kochina


May 13, 1899 - July 3, 1999

One of the most important women in mathematics in the Soviet Union and one of its leading scientists. Applied mathematician who became director of the division of hydromechanics at the University of Moscow. Later she helped establish the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences at Novosibirsk where she was director of the department of applied hydrodynamics at the Hydrodynamics Institute and was also head of the department of theoretical mechanics at the University of Novosibirsk.

A more detailed biography is available at the MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.


  1. MathSciNet [subscription required]
  2. Author Profile at zbMath
  3. "Pelageya Yakovlevna Kochina: On her 80th Birthday," by P.S. Aleksandrov, G.I. Barenblamm, A.I. Ishlinskii, O.A. Oleinik, S.A. Khristianovich, AWM Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1982), 9-12. [Reprinted from Russian Mathematics Surveys, Vol. 34 (1979), 193-197.]