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P. S. Novikov.

Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov (Russian: Пётр Сергеевич Новиков; 15 August 1901, Moscow, Russia – 9 January 1975, Moscow, USSR) was a Russian mathematician.

Novikov is known for his work on combinatorial problems in group theory: the word problem for groups, and Burnside's problem. For proving the undecidability of the word problem in groups he was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1957.[1]

In 1953 he became a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and in 1960 he was elected a full member.

He was married to the mathematician Lyudmila Keldysh (1904–1976). The mathematician Sergei Novikov is his son. Sergei Adian and Albert Muchnik were among his students.


  1. ^ S. I. Adian, Mathematical logic, the theory of algorithms and the theory of sets, AMS Bookstore, 1977, ISBN 0821830333, p. 26.

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