# 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 | |
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Born | Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich 19 January 1912 |

Died | 7 April 1986 74) | (aged

Resting place | Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow |

Nationality | Soviet |

Alma mater | Leningrad State University |

Known for | Linear programming Kantorovich theorem normed vector lattice (Kantorovich space) Kantorovich metric Kantorovich inequality approximation theory iterative methods functional analysis numerical analysis scientific computing |

Awards | Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (1975) |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics |

Institutions | USSR Academy of Sciences Leningrad State University |

Doctoral advisor | Grigorii Fichtenholz Vladimir Smirnov |

Doctoral students | Svetlozar Rachev Gennadii Rubinstein |

Academic career | |

Information at IDEAS / RePEc |