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[Books list]## Leonid Vital’evich Kantorovich: a Man and a Scientist. Vol. 2

### Ñîñòàâèòåëè V. Kantorovich, S. Kutateladze, Ya. Fet

Ãîðîä: **Novosibirsk**

Èçäàòåëüñòâî: **Scientific Publ. Center of RAS**

Ãîä: **2004**

Êîëè÷åñòâî ñòðàíèö: **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 Vital’evich 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In Volume 2, the most interesting documents from the scientist’s archives are presented together with some of his unpublished papers and speeches.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 Kantorovich’s 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:

**I. L. V. KANTOROVICH ABOUT HIMSELF**

An Autobiography (1975)

**II. UNPUBLISHED AND LITTLE-KNOWN ARTICLES AND SPEECHES (1954–1986)**

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 19–21, 1986

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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. Lur’e)

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 Vital’evich Kantorovich

A Report about the Scientific Activities in 1960 of Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR Leonid Vital’evich Kantorovich

A Review of the Scientific Articles and Scientific Activities of Corresponding Member of the AS of the USSR Leonid Vital’evich 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)

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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)

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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)

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VI. RECOGNITION OF THE PRIORITY**

Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich, T. C. Koopmans, and other American Scientists (1956–1961)

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)

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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

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VIII. CORRESPONDENCE OF L. V. KANTOROVICH**

1–6. From G. M. Fikhtengolts to L. V. Kantorovich (1928–1947)

7–30. Correspondence of L. V. Kantorovich with A. N. Kolmogorov and P. S. Aleksandroff (1930–1959)

31–36. From I. P. Natanson to L. V. Kantorovich (1932–1937)

37–39. From N. N. Luzin to L. V. Kantorovich (1934–1936)

40. From L. V. Kantorovich to V. V. Stepanov (1934)

41–44. From L. S. Pontryagin to L. V. Kantorovich (1934–1938)

45. From S. G. Mikhlin to L. V. Kantorovich (1935)

46–52. From E. M. Livenson to L. V. Kantorovich (1935–1937)

53–57. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and M. Frechet (1936)

58–61. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and G. Birkhoff (1936–1946)

62–63. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and S. Lefschetz (1936)

64. From J. von Neumann to L. V. Kantorovich (1936)

65–71. From M. G. Krein to L. V. Kantorovich (1936–1976)

72–75. From I. M. Gelfand to L. V. Kantorovich (1937–1938)

76–79. From B. Z. Vulikh to L. V. Kantorovich (1937–1964)

80–81. From A. A. Markov to L. V. Kantorovich (1937–1945)

82. From K. Mandelbrojt to L. V. Kantorovich (1937)

83–88. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and I. G. Petrovskii (1938–1961)

89–95. From M. K. Gavurin to L. V. Kantorovich (1944–1945)

96. From L. V. Kantorovich to A. I. Markushevich (1947)

97. From L. V. Kantorovich to L. A. Lyusternik (1947)

98–100. From V. V. Lavrov to L. V. Kantorovich (1948–1949)

101–106. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and V. A. Ambartsumyan (1956–1957)

107–108. From V. A. Rokhlin to L. V. Kantorovich (1957)

109. From F. D. Lifshits to L. V. Kantorovich (1957)

110–111. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and Ya. P. Gerchuk (1957)

112–114. From A. I. Katsenelinboigen to L. V. Kantorovich (1958–1966) 535

115–116. Correspondence between L. V. Kantorovich and G. B. Dantzig (1958–1973)

117. From V. V. Leontiev to L. V. Kantorovich (1958)

118. From L. V. Kantorovich to L. S. Glyazer (1959)

119–126. From V. A. Zalgaller to L. V. Kantorovich (1959–1986)

127. From S. N. Bernstein to L. V. Kantorovich (1960)

128–129. From O. K. Antonov to L. V. Kantorovich (1962–1975)

130. From L. V. Kantorovich to V. V. Novozhilov (1963)

131–167. From A. L. Vainstein to L. V. Kantorovich (1959–1970)