Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina

Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina née Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova (1899 - ) Soviet Russian mathematician with a degree in pure mathematics best known for her work on the application of Fuchsian differential equations to hydrodynamics.

Born in czarist Russia of an accountant and a housewife, young Pelageya was the second youngest of four children, she studied at a women’s high school in St. Petersburg and went on to Petrograd University (after the Revolution of 1917). Her father died in 1918 so she started to take care of the family by working at the laboratory of geophysics. There she met Nikolai Kochin, and they married in 1925 and she bore him two daughters. The two taught there until World War II, when Polubarinova-Kochina and their daughters were evacuated to Kazan and Kochin stayed in Moscow to work on aiding the military effort. He died before the war was over. After the war, she edited his lectures and continued to teach applied mathematics. She was given the Stalin Prize in 1946.


  • 1 G. W. Phillips “Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina” in Women of Mathematics: A Bibliographic Sourcebook L. Grinstein, P. Cambpell, ed.s New York: Greenwood Press (1987): 95 - 102
Title Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina
Canonical name PelageyaPolubarinovaKochina
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Synonym Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova-Kochina
Synonym Pelageya Yakovlevna Polubarinova
Synonym Pelageya Kochina