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Uniform Title Delo akademika Nikolai︠a︡ Nikolaevicha Luzina. English
Title The case of academician Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzin / Sergei S. Demidov, Boris V. Lëvshin, editors ; translated by Roger Cooke ; research and commentary, N.S. Ermolaeva (minutes), A.I. Volodarskii and T.A. Tokareva (appendices)
Published Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 375 pages : illustrations
Series History of Mathematics ; v. 43
History of mathematics.
Contents Introduction The case of academician Luzin in the collective memory of the scientific community Minutes, 7 July Minutes, 9 July Minutes, 11 July Minutes, 13 July Minutes, 15 July Introduction to commentaries Commentary, 7 July 1936 Commentary, 9 July 1936 Commentary, 11 July 1936 Commentary, 13 July 1936 Commentary, 15 July 1936 Literature Introduction to appendices A pleasant disillusionment Reply to academician N. Luzin Enemies wearing a Soviet mask Letter from L.Z. Mekhlis, editor of Pravda, to the Central Committee, 3 July 1936 Resolution concerning the articles "Response to academician Luzin" and "Enemies wearing a Soviet mask" in Pravda Draft of the proposal of the special session of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 4 July 1936 Letter from P.L. Kapitsa to Molotov, 6 July 1936 Excerpt from the minutes of the Presidum meeting of 7 July 1936 Letters from V.I. Vernadskii and N.V. Nasonov to the Academy of Sciences Division of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and to academicians A.E. Fersman and N.P. Gorbunov in support of academician Luzin Letter from academician N.N. Luzin to the Central Committee of the Communist Party 7 July 1936 Traditions of servility Resolution of the General Assembly of Scientists of the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics and Institutes of Mathematics, Mechanics, and Astronomy at Moscow University Letter from Luzin to an undetermined addressee, 11 July 1936 Enemies wearing a Soviet mask The Leningrad scholars respond Letter from L.Z. Mekhlis, editor of Pravda, to Stalin and Molotov, 14 July 1936 The enemy exposed Luzin's statement to the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences, 14 July 1936 Academician Gubkin on so-called academician Luzin The Belarus scholars on the exposed enemy Luzin The scholarly community condemns enemies wearing a Soviet mask Note accompanying the draft of the findings of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences regarding academician N.N. Luzin, 25 July 1936 Conclusion of the Commission On academician N.N. Luzin. Findings of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 5 August 1936 To rid academia of Luzinism Glossary of Soviet terms and people
Summary The Soviet school, one of the glories of twentieth-century mathematics, faced a serious crisis in the summer of 1936. It was suffering from internal strains due to generational conflicts between the young talents and the old establishment. At the same time, Soviet leaders (including Stalin himself) were bent on "Sovietizing" all of science in the USSR by requiring scholars to publish their works in Russian in the Soviet Union, ending the nearly universal practice of publishing in the West. A campaign to "Sovietize" mathematics in the USSR was launched with an attack on Nikolai Nikolaevich Luzi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Translated from the Russian
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Subject Luzin, N. N. (Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich), 1883-1950
Luzin, N. N. (Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich), 1883-1950.
Mathematicians -- Soviet Union
Mathematics -- Soviet Union -- History
Science and state -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century
History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- 20th century.
History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- Biographies, obituaries, personalia, bibliographies.
History and biography -- History of mathematics and mathematicians -- Schools of mathematics.
Science and state.
Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cooke, Roger, translator.
Demidov, S. S., editor.
Levshin, B. V. (Boris Venediktovich), editor.
LC no. 2015047986
ISBN 1470429365