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Leonid Vitalevich Kantorovich: a Man and a Scientist. Vol. 2

V. Kantorovich, S. Kutateladze, Ya. Fet

: Novosibirsk
: Scientific Publ. Center of RAS
: 2004
: 614

This book concerns one of the most striking pages of the history of Russian science: the life and creative work of a great mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize Winner Leonid Vitalevich Kantorovich.

L. V. Kantorovich devoted his life to struggling for recognition of the new scientific methods of the organization and planning of production which he discovered. His only dream was the prosperity of his country.

In Volume 2, the most interesting documents from the scientists archives are presented together with some of his unpublished papers and speeches. A substantial part of the book is allotted to the documents about the recognition of Kantorovichs achievements as well as his honorary degrees and titles. The unique correspondence of the scientist with his contemporaries is also presented.

The book is intended for the wide readership interested in the history of science and the lives of outstanding personalities.

Contents:

Preface to Volume 1

I. L. V. KANTOROVICH ABOUT HIMSELF

An Autobiography (1975)

II. UNPUBLISHED AND LITTLE-KNOWN ARTICLES AND SPEECHES (19541986)

The Meaning of Modern Computers for the Culture of the Mankind (1954)
The Law of Value and its Use in the National Economy of the USSR (1959)
A Memorandum about Specialization in Mathematical-Economic Calculations in the Department of Economics of LSU (1959)
A Speech of L.V. Kantorovich at the Annual General Meeting of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR on March 27, 1959
Optimal Planning and Economic Indices (A Talk on April 4, 1960)
   (A Report on April 5, 1960)
An Optimal Plan and the Material Stimuli of Its Implementation (1960)
On the Current State and Aim of the Science of Economics (1962)
Everyday Repair Service and Science (1967)
Mathematics Will Help Everyone (07.14.1969)
From L. V. Kantorovich to A. G. Kurosh (11.16.1969)
A Reply of L. V. Kantorovich to the Objections of Professor A. G. Kurosh to the Suggestions about the Preparation of Mathematical Cadre
An Interview about Oscar Lange (1965)
A Speech about V. V. Novozhilov (1970)
Mathematics and Economics: Interpenetration of the Two Sciences (L. V. Kantorovich and M. K. Gavurin, 1977)
The Problem of the Man (1979)
A Statement of Academician L. V. Kantorovich for the General Meeting of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Held on March 1921, 1986

III. DOCUMENTS

A Review of the Articles by L. V. Kantorovich (G. M. Fikhtengolts, 04.16.1930)
A Review of the Scientific and Academic Activities of L. V. Kantorovich (G. M. Fikhtengolts and V. I. Smirnov, 11.02.1932)
  An Excerpt of the Protocol of the Highest Attestation Committee (01.05.1934)
D. Slaventator. The Constellation of the Youth (Evening Red Newspaper, Leningrad, 06.29.1934)
The Achievements of Young Scientists (The Leningrad Pravda, 06.15.1938)
A Testimonial to L. V. Kantorovich (1943)
A Review by G. M. Fikhtengolts (05.30.1946)
An Excerpt from Direction No 356 on 02.25.1948 about the Awarding of the Fist Prize to L. V. Kantorovich for the Article Applications of Functional Analysis in Numerical Analysis
A Letter by A. N. Kolmogorov to A. N. Nesmeyanov, President of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR
A Review of the L. V. Kantorovich's Article The Best Use of Economic Resources (N. Lukomskii and A. Lure)
A Review of the L. V. Kantorovich's Article The Best Use of Economic Resources (K. I. Klimenko)
A Report about the Scientific Activities in 1959 of Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR Leonid Vitalevich Kantorovich
A Report about the Scientific Activities in 1960 of Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR Leonid Vitalevich Kantorovich
A Review of the Scientific Articles and Scientific Activities of Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR Leonid Vitalevich Kantorovich (S. L. Sobolev, A. A. Lyapunov, and A. L. Vainstein)
A Shorthand Record of the Discussion about the Article of Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR L.V. Kantorovich Mathematical Methods In Economic Analysis and Planning
A Review of the Articles by Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR L. V. Kantorovich (V. I. Smirnov, 05.28.1962)
A Review of the Scientific Articles by Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR L. V. Kantorovich (S. L. Sobolev)
An Excerpt from the Shorthand Record of the Meeting of the Joint Scientific Council of the Humanities at Novosibirsk State University (June 2, 1962)
A Memorandum to M. V. Keldysh: The Main Obstacles on the Road to the Widespread Adoption of Optimal Planning in the National Economy (S. L. Sobolev and L. V. Kantorovich, March, 1965)

IV. THE STALIN PRIZE

Functional Analysis and Applied Mathematics (1948)
Functional Analysis: the Basic Ideas (1986)
Functional Analysis and Computational Mathematics (with S. L. Sobolev and L. A. Lyusternik, 1956)
A Review of the Articles by Professor L. V. Kantorovich on Applications of Functional Analysis in Numerical Analysis (G. M. Fikhtengolts, 1948)
A Review of the Collection of the Articles by L. V. Kantorovich Applications of Functional Analysis in Numerical Analysis (L. A. Lyusternuk, 1948)

V. THE LENIN PRIZE

A Review of the Collection of the Articles on Linear Programming by Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR L. V. Kantorovich (B. Z. Vulikh, I. P. Natanson, D. K. Faddeev, and V. V. Novozhilov)
Discoverers (A. Aganbegyan, A. Vainstein, and Yu. Oleinik, February 18, 1964)

VI. RECOGNITION OF THE PRIORITY

Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich, T. C. Koopmans, and other American Scientists (19561961)
Notes about the Kantorovich's Articles on Mathematical Problems in the Organization and Planning of Production (T. C. Koopmans)
A Review of the Book by L. V. Kantorovich The Best Use of Economic Resources, Moscow, 1959 (P. W. Campbell)

VII. HONORED DEGREES AND TITLES

Brussels, 1961
Rotterdam, 1961
The International Econometric Society, 1962
London, 1964
Glasgow, 1966
Grenoble, 1967
Nice, 1968
The American Academy of Art and Science, 1969
Yell, 1970
Munich, 1970
Sorbonne, 1975
Cambridge, 1976
Pennsylvania, 1976
India, 1978
Finland and the Netherlands, 1978
FRG and Hungary, 1979
San Remo, 1983
London, 1987

VIII. CORRESPONDENCE OF L. V. KANTOROVICH

16. From G. M. Fikhtengolts to L. V. Kantorovich (19281947)
730. Correspondence of L. V. Kantorovich with A. N. Kolmogorov and P. S. Aleksandroff (19301959)
3136. From I. P. Natanson to L. V. Kantorovich (19321937)
3739. From N. N. Luzin to L. V. Kantorovich (19341936)
40. From L. V. Kantorovich to V. V. Stepanov (1934)
4144. From L. S. Pontryagin to L. V. Kantorovich (19341938)
45. From S. G. Mikhlin to L. V. Kantorovich (1935)
4652. From E. M. Livenson to L. V. Kantorovich (19351937)
5357. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and M. Frechet (1936)
5861. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and G. Birkhoff (19361946)
6263. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and S. Lefschetz (1936)
64. From J. von Neumann to L. V. Kantorovich (1936)
6571. From M. G. Krein to L. V. Kantorovich (19361976)
7275. From I. M. Gelfand to L. V. Kantorovich (19371938)
7679. From B. Z. Vulikh to L. V. Kantorovich (19371964)
8081. From A. A. Markov to L. V. Kantorovich (19371945)
82. From K. Mandelbrojt to L. V. Kantorovich (1937)
8388. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and I. G. Petrovskii (19381961)
8995. From M. K. Gavurin to L. V. Kantorovich (19441945)
96. From L. V. Kantorovich to A. I. Markushevich (1947)
97. From L. V. Kantorovich to L. A. Lyusternik (1947)
98100. From V. V. Lavrov to L. V. Kantorovich (19481949)
101106. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and V. A. Ambartsumyan (19561957)
107108. From V. A. Rokhlin to L. V. Kantorovich (1957)
109. From F. D. Lifshits to L. V. Kantorovich (1957)
110111. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and Ya. P. Gerchuk (1957)
112114. From A. I. Katsenelinboigen to L. V. Kantorovich (19581966) 535
115116. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and G. B. Dantzig (19581973)
117. From V. V. Leontiev to L. V. Kantorovich (1958)
118. From L. V. Kantorovich to L. S. Glyazer (1959)
119126. From V. A. Zalgaller to L. V. Kantorovich (19591986)
127. From S. N. Bernstein to L. V. Kantorovich (1960)
128129. From O. K. Antonov to L. V. Kantorovich (19621975)
130. From L. V. Kantorovich to V. V. Novozhilov (1963)
131167. From A. L. Vainstein to L. V. Kantorovich (19591970)