### 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.