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Thu Mar 7, 2019, 12:34 PM

google doodle honours mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya on her 97th birthday

Who is Olga Ladyzhenskaya? Four things you didn't know about the influential mathematician

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3. Her work’s practical applications remain useful to this day

Ladyzhenskaya made valuable contributions to the field of fluid dynamics.

Her research continues to impact oceanography, cardiovascular science, aerodynamics, and weather forecasting.

‘’She was perhaps the premier worker on the Russian side,’’ Dr Marshall Slemrod, a mathematician at the University of Wisconsin, told The New York Times when Ladyzhenskaya died at the age of 81.

‘’If you believe your weather forecast, you have to solve the exact equations that she studied.’’

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Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya (Russian: Óльга Алекса́ндровна Лады́женская; 7 March 1922 – 12 January 2004) was a Russian mathematician. She was known for her work on partial differential equations (especially Hilbert's nineteenth problem) and fluid dynamics.[1] She provided the first rigorous proofs of the convergence of a finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations. She was a student of Ivan Petrovsky[2] and was awarded the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 2002.


Ladyzhenskaya, O. A. (1969) [1963], The Mathematical Theory of Viscous Incompressible Flow, Mathematics and Its Applications, 2 (Revised Second ed.), New York–London–Paris–Montreux–Tokyo–Melbourne: Gordon and Breach, pp. XVIII+224, MR 0254401, Zbl 0184.52603.
Ladyženskaja, O. A.; Solonnikov, V. A.; Ural'ceva, N. N. (1968), Linear and quasi-linear equations of parabolic type, Translations of Mathematical Monographs, 23, Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, pp. XI+648, MR 0241821, Zbl 0174.15403.
Ladyzhenskaya, Olga A.; Ural'tseva, Nina N. (1968), Linear and Quasilinear Elliptic Equations, Mathematics in Science and Engineering, 46, New York and London: Academic Press, pp. XVIII+495, MR 0244627, Zbl 0164.13002.
Ladyzhenskaya, O. A. (1985), The Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics, Applied Mathematical Sciences, 49, Berlin–Heidelberg–New York: Springer Verlag, pp. XXX+322, ISBN 0-521-39922-X, MR 0793735, Zbl 0588.35003 (Translated by Jack Lohwater).
Ladyzhenskaya, O. A. (1991), Attractors for Semigroups and Evolution Equations, Lezioni Lincee, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. xi+73, MR 1133627, Zbl 0755.47049

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