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Yury Sergeyevich Osipov (Russian: Ю́рий Серге́евич О́сипов; born 7 July 1936) is a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He was elected a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union in 1987 and was a president of its successor, the Russian Academy of Sciences from 17 December 1991 to 29 May 2013.


Osipov was born in Tobolsk. In 1959 he graduated from the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of the Ural State University. His teacher was Nikolay Krasovsky, famous scientist and founder of the Ural scientific school in mathematical theory of control and the theory of differential games. From 1961 to 1969 he worked at the Ural State University. From 1970 to 1993 he worked at the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (later, of the Russian Academy of Sciences) in Yekaterinburg (from 1986 to 1993 he was the chief of the Institute). In 1971 he defended his second thesis and received the rank of professor in 1973. In 1984 he was elected corresponding member and in 1987, full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (Division of Machine Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes Problems).

He has been the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union and its successor, the Russian Academy of Sciences, since 1991, having been reelected in 1996, 2001 and 2006. He is also involved in the Russian government, specifically as a member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Since 1993 Osipov has also served as the director of the V. A. Steklov Mathematical Institute in Moscow. He holds a concurrent appointment as a professor of the Moscow State University.



  1. ^ Демидовская премия-2010 присуждена математику, химику и правоведу (in Russian). RIAN. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
Academic offices Preceded byGury Marchuk President of the Russian Academy of Sciences 1991–2013 Succeeded byVladimir Fortov
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