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NSU Distance Learning School: 50 Years After

On October 23, 2015, the Distance Learning School of the Specialized Educational Scientific Center (SESC) of Novosibirsk State University (NSU)—the world’s first distance learning school on physics and mathematics—celebrated its 50th anniversary. The ceremony in Akademgorodok gathered together more than a hundred people, including the founders of the school as well as its graduates, teachers, and all those people who participated, at different times,...

Modified: 25.04.2016
supplementary education , correspondence schools , mathematics , physics , chemistry
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Leonhard Euler. Based on the Materials of St.Petersburg Branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences

... where I had learnt what I knew, I truly responded that I owed all this to my sojourn at the Petersburg Academy.” 1 The place that “welcomes muses” Leonhard Euler graduated from the Faculty of Free Arts with Basel University. The University had no mathematics faculty but Euler had a chance to attend lectures on mathematics and basic astronomy delivered by Johann I Bernoulli. Getting professorship in mathematics or in physics was not an easy task because such positions were rare, and Euler was quite ...

Modified: 30.12.2008
Leonhard Euler , history of science , mathematics , biography , Russian Imperial Academy
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The Three-Dimensional Universe, Where We Are Not Living...

Even the ancient Greeks transformed mathematics from an empirical science into a deductive one. They demanded that proofs of mathematical statements should be concluded from the basic conceptions, and excluding the reference to the experience gained as an argument. Pure mathematics investigates ...

Modified: 30.05.2006
space , manifold , geometry , Euclid , Lobachevsky , Riemann , mathematics , multi-dimensional , forms , point , sphere , torus , polyhedral , orbifolds
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