Alexander Kronrod

Mathematician, Academic

1921 – 1986

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Who was Alexander Kronrod?

Aleksandr Semenovich Kronrod was a Soviet mathematician and computer scientist, best known for the Gauss-Kronrod quadrature formula which he published in 1964. Earlier his computations informed theoretical physics. He is also known for his contributions to economics, specifically for proposing corrections and calculating price formation for the USSR. Later, Kronrod gave his fortune and life to medicine to care for terminal cancer patients. Kronrod is remembered for his captivating personality and was admired as a student, teacher and leader.

He is the author of several well known books, including "Nodes and weights of quadrature formulas. Sixteen-place tables" and "Conversations on Programming". A biographer wrote Kronrod gave ideas "away left and right, quite honestly being convinced that the authorship belongs to the one who implements them."

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Born
Oct 22, 1921
Moscow
Also known as
  • Кронрод, Александр Семёнович
Profession
Education
  • Moscow State University
Died
Oct 6, 1986
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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