Google Doodle features Olga Ladyzhenskaya today on her 97th birth anniversary. Know more about her !

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Google honoured Russian mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya on her 97th birth anniversary on Thursday with a doodle.

Born on March 7, 1922 at Kologriv, Ladyzhenskaya was the daughter of a mathematics teacher who helped with her early inspiration and love of mathematics.

Ladyzhenskaya was known for her work in partial differential equations and fluid dynamics.

She led an inspirational life, defying barriers and overcoming personal tragedies to become one of the most influential thinkers of her era.

She had to face many hardships because of her family name, as her father was accused of being an enemy of the state and was killed by the Soviet authorities. She was even denied admission to the Leningrad University because of this.

In her lifetime, Olga Ladyzhenskaya wrote over 250 papers and achieved recognition for her methods in the field of mathematics.

She earned her PhD and went on to head the Laboratory of Mathematical Physics at the Steklov Mathematical Institute.

She was also a recipient to many prestigious awards in her lifetime including the Lomonosov Gold Medal by the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2002 for her impressive contributions to the world of mathematics.

The celebrated mathematician breathed her last on January 12, 2004, at the age of 81.


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