Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina

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Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina (1899-1999) was a Russian woman mathematician and scientist, working in applied mathematics.

Polubarinova-Kochina served as director of the division of hydromechanics at the University of Moscow. She was later head of the department of theoretical mechanics at the University of Novosibirsk and director of the department of applied hydrodynamics at the Hydrodynamics Institute. She was a founder of the Siberian branch of the Academy of Sciences at Novosibirsk.

She was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1946, was made a Hero of Socialist Labor in 1969 and received the Order of the Friendship of Nations in 1979.

References

  • G.W. Phillips, "Pelageya Yakovlevna Kochina", in L.S. Grinstein and P.J. Campbell (eds.), Women of Mathematics (Westport, Conn., 1987), pp.95-102.

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