Google celebrates 97th birth anniv of Russian mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya


New Delhi: Google on Thursday celebrated the 97th birth anniversary of Russian mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya with its unique doodle.

Ladyzhenskaya was known for her work on partial differential equations and fluid dynamics.

Born on March 7, 1922 at Kologriv, Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, her father was a mathematics teacher and is credited with inspiring her love of mathematics.

Her father was labeled “enemy of the people” by the Soviet Union government and was killed by the Soviet authorities.

However, in her lifetime, Olga Ladyzhenskaya wrote over 250 papers and achieved recognition for her methods in the field of mathematics. She also had her PhD following which she headed the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics at the Steklov Mathematical Institute.

She was a recipient to many prestigious awards including the Lomonosov Gold Medal by the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002 for her contributions to the world of mathematics.

The celebrated mathematician breathed her last on January 12, 2004, at the age of 81.

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