Religious Heresy and Mathematical Creativity in Russia

Graham, Loren; Kantor, Jean-Michel
September 2007
Mathematical Intelligencer;Fall2007, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses the controversy over the founding of the Moscow School of Mathematics in Russia. It highlights the contributions made by Russian monks, who were condemned as heretic by the Russian Orthodox authority, in calling the interest of intelligentsia after World War I to practice Name-Worshipping. Information about leading mathematicians Dmitri Egorov and Nikolai Luzin and their theory of infinity, which led the establishment of mathematics as an academic discipline, is provided.


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