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 socalled 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 twentiethcentury 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 

Print version record 
Subject 
Luzin, N. N. (Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich), 18831950


Luzin, N. N. (Nikolaĭ Nikolaevich), 18831950. 

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.


Mathematicians.


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 

9781470429362 
