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Vladimir A. Uspenskiy

11/27/1930 (Moscow, USSR)
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Lomonosov Moscow State University Ph.D. 1955
D.Sc. 1964

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About Uspenskiy, Vladimir

Vladimir A. Uspensky (born November 27, 1930, Moscow) is a Russian mathematician, linguist, writer, doctor of physics and mathematics (1964). He is the author of numerous papers on mathematical logic and linguistics. In addition, he has also penned a number of memoir essays. Uspensky initiated a reform of linguistic education in Russia.

Uspensky graduated in 1952 from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of the MSU (Lomonosov Moscow State University ). He was a student of A. N. Kolmogorov. He is the head of the Chair of Mathematical Logic and Theory of Algorithms in the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of MSU (1995) and one of the founders of the Chair of Structural Linguistics (now the Chair of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) in the Department of Philology of the MSU, where he also teaches.
He is the author of many books and of over 100 research papers. He has prepared 25 candidates and 4 doctors of sciences. His book "The Apology of Mathematics" received in 2010 the award “Enlightener" in the field natural and exact sciences. He is a distinguished professor at the Moscow State University (1998).
His brother Boris Uspensky is a distinguished Russian philologist and mythographer.

Home page: http://lpcs.math.msu.su/~uspensky/index.htm

Bibliography (In Russian)
• В. А. Успенский. Труды по нематематике (с приложением семиотических посланий А. Н. Колмогорова к автору и его друзьям). М.: ОГИ, 2002, т. I—II. ISBN 5-94282-087-2 (т.1), ISBN 5-94282-088-0 (т.2)
• Публикации в Журнальном зале
• Публикации в Math-Net.ru, включая видеозаписи лекций
• Глава из книги «Апология математики»
• В. А. Успенский. Семь размышлений на темы философии математики // «Закономерности развития современной математики». М. Наука, 1987
• Владимир Успенский. Лекция «О математике как части культуры и проблеме Пуанкаре» на сайте премии «Просветитель»

[Based on the Russian Wikipedia: http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Успенский, Владимир Андреевич]

Commentary from Upensky: I am Vladimir A. Uspenskiy (alias Uspensky, Uspenski, Uspenskii, Uspenskij, Ouspenski). Fifteen years ago in my passport my last name was spelled "Ouspenski", now it spelled "Uspenskiy". My present position --- Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University (School of Mathematics). Dynkin and Kolmogorov were my teachers in mathematics.

Interview(s)

Party at the home of Nikita Vvedenskaya September 16, 1989

Part 1

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Part 2

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Part 3

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Part 4

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Part 5

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Recorded in Moscow, Russia.
Sat, 09/16/1989

Vladamir Uspensky's comments on the party recordings: Party at Nikita Vvedenskaya's house on 16 September 1989. Everyone is sitting at the table. Uspenskiy takes a part in a conversation, he is the main speaker from the 38th minute of the first part of the recording to the end of the second part (in the second part there is a 5-minute break in his speech from the 21st minute to the 25th). In the speech Uspenskiy talks about how he made acquaintance with Dynkin, about Dynkin and about Dynkin's afterschool math club.

Vladimir Uspensky Interview April 20, 1990

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Recorded in Ithaca, NY.
Fri, 04/20/1990

Commentary from Uspensky: Interview in Ithaca on 20 April 1990 in Dynkin's house. Dynkin himself is the interviewer. Uspenskiy talks about his own life (including his genealogy) and about Kolmogorov, especially about Kolmogorov's last years.

Vladimir Uspensky Interview June 2, 2004

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Recorded in Ithaca, NY, home of Eugene Dynkin.
Wed, 06/02/2004

Commentary from Uspensky: Uspensky shows a book newly released in Moscow: the second edition of the book by Dynkin and Uspenskiy "Mathematical Conversations" (the first edition was released in 1952). He talked about the book, and recalled Dynkin's afterschool math club, that served as the basis for the book, and about Dynkin himself.