Leonid Kantorovich

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Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich (Russian: Леони́д Вита́льевич Канторо́вич, IPA: [lʲɪɐˈnʲit vʲɪˈtalʲjɪvʲɪtɕ kəntɐˈrovʲɪtɕ] (listen); 19 January 1912  7 April 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the founder of linear programming. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1975.

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Leonid Kantorovich
Леони́д Канторо́вич
Leonid Kantorovich in 1975
Born
Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich

(1912-01-19)19 January 1912
Died7 April 1986(1986-04-07) (aged 74)
Resting placeNovodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
NationalitySoviet
Alma materLeningrad State University
Known forLinear programming
Kantorovich theorem
normed vector lattice (Kantorovich space)
Kantorovich metric
Kantorovich inequality
approximation theory
iterative methods
functional analysis
numerical analysis
scientific computing
AwardsSveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (1975)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
InstitutionsUSSR Academy of Sciences
Leningrad State University
Doctoral advisorGrigorii Fichtenholz
Vladimir Smirnov
Doctoral studentsSvetlozar Rachev
Gennadii Rubinstein
Academic career
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