Olga Ladyzhenskaya

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: mathematician whose work with differential equations contributed to advances in the study of fluid dynamics in areas like weather forecasting, oceanography, aerodynamics and cardiovascular science, whose primary work was on calculations that were developed in the 19th century to explain the behavior of fluids and known as Navier-Stokes equations, and whose career is often compared to American mathematician John Nash (of A Beautiful Mind fame).

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: March 7, 1922

 

Died: January 12, 2004

 

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia