# Vladimir Steklov (mathematician)

Vladimir A. Steklov | |
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Born | |

Died | 30 May 1926 | (aged 62)

Nationality | Soviet/Russian |

Alma mater | Kharkov University |

Known for | Poincaré–Steklov operator |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Applied mathematics |

Institutions | Kharkov University |

Doctoral advisor | Aleksandr Lyapunov |

Doctoral students | Vladimir Smirnov |

**Vladimir Andreevich Steklov** (Russian: Влади́мир Андре́евич Стекло́в; 9 January 1864 – 30 May 1926) was a Prominent Russian and Soviet mathematician, mechanician and physicist.

## Biography[edit]

Steklov was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. In 1887, he graduated from the Kharkov University, where he was a student of Aleksandr Lyapunov. In 1889–1906, he worked at the Department of Mechanics of this university. He became a full professor in 1896. During 1893–1905, he also taught theoretical mechanics in the Kharkov Polytechnical Institute (now known as Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute). In 1906, he started working at Petersburg University. In 1921, he petitioned for the creation of the Institute of Physics and Mathematics. Upon his death, the institute was named after him. The Mathematics Department split from the Institute in 1934. It is now known as Steklov Institute of Mathematics. A lunar impact crater is also named after him.

Steklov wrote a number of works on the history of science. He was an Invited Speaker of the ICM in 1924 in Toronto.^{[1]} In 1926, he was elected a corresponding member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities.^{[2]}

Steklov died in Gaspra, Crimea, USSR. He was interred in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

## References[edit]

**^**Stekloff, Wladimir. "Les recherches posthumes de Liapounoff sur les figures d'équilibre d'un liquide hétérogène en rotation".*In:**Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians in Toronto, August 11–16. 1924*. Vol. 2. pp. 23–30.**^**Holger Krahnke (2001),*Die Mitglieder der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 1751–2001*(in German), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, p. 232, ISBN 3-525-82516-1

## External links[edit]

- Vladimir Steklov at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Vladimir Steklov (mathematician)",
*MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive*, University of St Andrews - N. Kuznetsov; T. Kulczycki; M. Kwasnicki; A. Nazarov; S. Poborchi; I. Polterovich; B. Siudeja (2014). "The Legacy of Vladimir Andreevich Steklov" (PDF).
*Notices of the AMS*.**61**(1): 9–22. doi:10.1090/noti1073. - N. Kuznetsov, The Legacy of Vladimir Andreevich Steklov in Mathematical Physics: Work and School.

- 1864 births
- 1926 deaths
- People from Nizhny Novgorod
- People from Nizhny Novgorod Governorate
- Soviet physicists
- Mathematicians from the Russian Empire
- Physicists from the Russian Empire
- Inventors from the Russian Empire
- Soviet mathematicians
- Full members of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences
- Full Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1917–1925)
- Full Members of the USSR Academy of Sciences
- Full Members of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
- Russian scientists