Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov (Андре́й Никола́евич Колмого́ров) (kahl-mah-GAW-raff) (April 25, 1903 in Tambov - October 20, 1987 in Moscow) was a Russian mathematician who made major advances in the fields of probability theory and topology. He worked early in his career on intuitionistic logic, and Fourier series. He also worked on turbulence, and classical mechanics; and was a founder of algorithmic complexity theory.
Kolmogorov worked at Moscow State University. He studied under Nikolai Luzin, earning his Ph.D. in 1925, in 1931 he became the professor of the university. In 1939 he received the title of academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
- "The theory of probability as mathematical discipline can and should be developed from axioms in exactly the same way as Geometry and Algebra."
Selected works of A.N. Kolmogorov / edited by V.M. Tikhomirov; translated from the Russian by V.M. Volosov. 3 volumes. Dordrecht; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, c1991-c1993 ISBN 9027727953 .
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