Русская версия
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** Boris Zakharovich Vulikh** (on the occasion of his fiftieth
birthday). Russ. Math. Surv. 18, 193 (1963).
A I Veksler, D A Vladimirov, M K Gavurin,
L V Kantorovich, S M Lozinskii, A G Pinsker and D K Faddeev.
** Boris Zakharovich Vulikh** (obituary). Russian Mathematical
Surveys, 1979, 34:4, 145-150.

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Boris Zakharovich Vulikh
headed the Chair of Mathematical Analysis from 1964 to 1978. He was a representative
of a family where teaching mathematics was traditional
(see a page dedicated to his family).
His grandfather
had taught at the famous Lycee, his father had worked at the Pedagogical
Institute. B.Z.Vulikh himself was connected with Herzen Pedagogical Institute
for many years. For sixteen years he was a military man: he began his military
service at 1941 at the Leningrad front and finished it as the head of the
Chair of Mathematics of the Naval Academy.

Like many other Leningrad
mathematicians of that period Vulikh was a pupil of G.M.Fikhtengol'ts.
His main results concerned the branch of functional analysis founded in
the 30s by L.V.Kantorovich,
namely, the theory of partially ordered spaces. A great series of his works
is devoted to the problem of analytical representation of different classes
of operators and functionals. Also he is the author of an interesting concept
of a "K-normed space" where a numeric norm is attached not only to separate
elements, but also to their "complexes".

The great authority of B.Z.Vulikh
among specialists on functional analysis is due mainly to his works on
the theory of realization of vector lattices. The representation of a vector
lattice as a space of continuous functions is now regarded as the foundation
of this branch of functional analysis. But the theory of realization was
formed by works of mathematicians from different countries working independently
and even separately on account of the World War II. At our country this
theory was in fact created by Vulikh. The scientific heritage left by Vulikh
is quite great. Besides the above mentioned things, it includes works on
the theory of self-adjoint operators, on the geometry of cones, on the
theory of partial multiplications in vector lattices (he started studying
partial multiplications long before they appeared in general algebra) and
many others. He wrote a number of monographs and handbooks. The most known
monograph by Vulikh is "Introduction to the theory of semi-ordered spaces".
Great scientific and methodological merits of his books favoured their
international popularity. These books were published in many countries
and in many languages.

Vulikh was a talented teacher
and organizer. The seminar on the theory of semi-ordered spaces founded
by him in the 50s became at once the center of all researches of Leningrad
mathematicians in this area and attracted many mathematicians from different
cities of our country and from abroad.

References.

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