Google Doodle: As Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Russian Mathematician turns 97, here’s a look at her life’s achievements

Google Doodle: Today marks the 97th birthday of Russian Mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya. On this occasion, Google paid a tribute to her contribution to the field of Mathematics. Read to know more.

Google Doodle usually celebrates every remarkable contribution made by a genius, and today, it remembered Russian Mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya. It is Olga's 97th birth anniversary and she is one of the most remembered mathematicians in the world. Olga is known for her outstanding contributions to the field of Mathematics. To be specific, she is known for her work on partial differential equations and fluid dynamics. Also, she brought about clarity about the finite difference method for the Navier–Stokes equations. 

A student of Ivan Petrovsky, this soviet Mathematician made ground-breaking discoveries in partial differential equations. Olga surely made her mark in the world of Maths with her intelligent mind and hard work. Born to a Mathematics teacher, Olga’s father had a profound love for the subject and that influenced her as well. However, she wasn’t allowed to study 

in the Leningrad University as her father was considered to be an enemy. However, she went on to fight against all odds to pursue her passion. 

She completed her studies and then became a professor at the Leningrad University and Steklov Institute of Mathematics. She continued to stay in Russia despite their falling economy. For her hard work and contributions, Olga was awarded the Lomonosov Gold Medal in 2002. Today marks her 97th birthday and on this day, Google celebrated her achievements with a doodle which signifies her work related to Navier–Stokes momentum equation. Also, the google doodle described her as, “a Russian mathematician who triumphed over personal tragedy and obstacles to become one of the most influential thinkers of her generation.”

Check out the google doodle:

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