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Dmitri Egorov

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Nationality  Russian
Alma mater  Lomonosov University
Fields  Mathematics
Name  Dmitri Egorov
Doctoral advisor  Nikolai Bugaev
Role  Mathematician

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Born  22 December 1869 Moscow, Russian Empire (1869-12-22)
Citizenship  Russian Empire, Soviet Union
Institutions  Moscow State University
Doctoral students  Pavel Alexandrov Nikolai Luzin Ivan Petrovsky Ivan Privalov Adolf Yushkevich Dmitrii Menshov
Known for  works on differential geometry and mathematical analysis, Egorov's Theorem, president of the Moscow Mathematical Society.
Died  September 10, 1931, Kazan, Russia
Notable students  Nikolai Luzin, Pavel Alexandrov, Ivan Privalov, Dmitrii Menshov, Ivan Petrovsky
Similar People  Nikolai Luzin, Pavel Alexandrov, Nikolai Bugaev, Ivan Petrovsky, Jean Gaston Darboux

Education  Moscow State University

Dmitri Fyodorovich Egorov (Russian: Дми́трий Фёдорович Его́ров; December 22, 1869 – September 10, 1931) was a Russian and Soviet mathematician known for significant contributions to the areas of differential geometry and mathematical analysis. He was President of the Moscow Mathematical Society (1923 — 1930).



Egorov held spiritual beliefs to be of great importance, and openly defended the Church against Marxist supporters after the Russian Revolution. He was elected president of the Moscow Mathematical Society in 1921, and became director of the Institute for Mechanics and Mathematics at Moscow State University in 1923. He also edited the journal Matematicheskii Sbornik of the Moscow Mathematical Society. However, because of Egorov's stance against the repression of the Russian Orthodox Church, he was dismissed from the Institute in 1929 and publicly rebuked. In 1930 he was arrested and imprisoned as a "religious sectarian", and soon after was expelled from the Moscow Mathematical Society. Upon imprisonment, Egorov began a hunger strike until he was taken to the prison hospital, and eventually to the house of fellow mathematician Nikolai Chebotaryov where he died.

Research work

Egorov studied potential surfaces and triply orthogonal systems, and made significant contributions to the broader areas of differential geometry and integral equations. His work influenced that of Jean Gaston Darboux on differential geometry and mathematical analysis. A theorem in real analysis and integration theory, Egorov's Theorem, is named after him.


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