quarta-feira, 31 de março de 2010
Steklov Mathematical Institute Seminar
About the Institute
The scientific history of the Institute goes back to 1921 when—at the initiative of V. A. Steklov—the Institute of Physics and Mathematics was established. After V. A. Steklov's death in 1926 the Institute was given his name. In 1932, the Institute of Physics and Mathematics was divided into two independent Departments, the Mathematics Department headed by Academician I. M. Vinogradov and the Physics Department headed by Academician S. I. Vavilov. On April 28, 1934, at the general meeting of the Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, a decision was made to transform the Departments of the Steklov Institute of Physics and Mathematics into independent Institutes, the Steklov Mathematical Institute and the Lebedev Physical Institute. Ivan Matveevich Vinogradov and Sergei Ivanovich Vavilov became the Directors of these new founded Institutes.
As a structural unit of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Steklov Mathematical Institute is a part of Division of Mathematical Sciences of RAS. The Institute is working under scientific, methodological and organizational leadership of the Division of Mathematical Sciences of RAS