Leonid Kantorovich

Russian mathematician

Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich (Russian: Леони́д Вита́льевич Канторо́вич, IPA: [lʲɪɐˈnʲit vʲɪˈtalʲɪvʲɪtɕ kəntɐˈrovʲɪtɕ] (About this soundlisten)) (19 January 1912 – 7 April 1986) was a Soviet mathematician and economist. He was the winner of the Stalin Prize in 1949 and the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1975.

Leonid Kantorovich
Leonid Kantorovich 1975.jpg
Leonid Kantorovich in 1975
Born(1912-01-19)19 January 1912
Died7 April 1986(1986-04-07) (aged 74)
Resting placeNovodevichy Cemetery, Moscow
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
Doctoral advisorGrigorii Fichtenholz
Vladimir Smirnov
Doctoral studentsSvetlozar Rachev
Academic career
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

After 1960, Kantorovich lived and worked in Novosibirsk, where he created and took charge of the Department of Computational Mathematics in Novosibirsk State University.[1]


Other websitesEdit

  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Leonid Kantorovich", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
  • Leonid Kantorovich at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Information about: Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich – IDEAS/RePEc
  • Biography Leonid Kantorovich from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Biographical documentary about L.Kantorovich