Boris Moiseevich Levitan

Boris Levitan

Boris Levitan (June 7, 1914 — April 4, 2004) was a mathematician known in particular for his work on almost periodic functions, and Sturm–Liouville operators, especially, on inverse scattering.


Boris Levitan was born in Berdyansk (now Belarus), and grew up in Kharkov. He graduated from Kharkov University in 1936; in 1938, he submitted his PhD thesis "Some Generalization of Almost Periodic Function" under the supervision of Naum Akhiezer. Then he defended the habilitation thesis "Theory of Generalized Translation Operators".

He was drafted into the army at the beginning of World War II in 1941, and served until 1944. From 1944 to 1961 he worked at the Dzerzhinsky Military Academy, and from 1961 in Moscow University. During the last years of his life, he worked in the University of Minnesota.

Boris Levitan

Born 7 June 1914
Berdyansk, Belarus, Russian Empire
Died 4 April 2004 aoremovetag(aged 89)
Minneapolis, USA
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater Kharkov State University
Doctoral advisor Naum Akhiezer
Known for
Notable awards Order of Lenin


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