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Leonid Kantorovich
Leonid Kantorovich in 1975
Born(1912-01-19)19 January 1912
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died7 April 1986(1986-04-07) (aged 74)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
Alma materLeningrad State University
Doctoral advisorGrigorii Fichtenholz
Vladimir Smirnov
Doctoral studentsSvetlozar Rachev
Known forLinear programming
Kantorovich theorem
normed vector lattice (Kantorovich space)
Kantorovich metric
Kantorovich inequality
approximation theory
iterative methods
functional analysis
numerical analysis
scientific computing
Notable awardsSveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (1975)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich (Russian: Леони́д Вита́льевич Канторо́вич, IPA: [lʲɪɐˈnʲit vʲɪˈtalʲɪvʲɪtɕ kəntɐˈrovʲɪtɕ] ( listen)) (19 January 1912 – 7 April 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and economist. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1975.

After 1960, Kantorovich lived and worked in Novosibirsk, where he created and took charge of the Department of Computational Mathematics in Novosibirsk State University.[1]


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