**Vladimir Grigorevich Boltyansky** (Russian: Влади́мир Григо́рьевич Болтя́нский; born 26 April 1925), also transliterated as **Boltyanski**, **Boltyanskii**, or **Boltjansky**, is a Soviet and Russian mathematician, educator and author of popular mathematical books and articles. He is best known for his books on topology, combinatorial geometry and Hilbert's third problem.

## Biography[edit | edit source]

Boltyansky was born to Jewish parents in Moscow.^{[1]} He served in the Soviet army during World War II, when he was a signaller on the 2nd Belorussian Front.^{[2]} He graduated from Moscow University in 1948, where his advisor was Lev Pontryagin. He defended his "Doktor nauk in physics and mathematics" (higher doctorate) degree in 1955, became a professor in 1959.

Boltyansky was awarded the Lenin Prize (for the work led by Pontryagin, Revaz Gamkrelidze, and Evgenii Mishchenko ) for applications of differential equations to optimal control.^{[when?]} In 1967 he received Uzbek SSR prize for the work on ordered rings. He currently teaches at CIMAT.^{[3]}

He is the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Education. He is the author of over 200 books and mathematical articles.

## References[edit | edit source]

- ↑ Lev Pontyagin's memoirs, p. 214.
- ↑ 60 Anniversary World War II Celebrations
- ↑ Faculty profile, CIMAT, retrieved 2014-01-19.

## External links[edit | edit source]

- V at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Boltyansky's biography, in Russian.

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