Mark Grigorevich Krein (A Short Biography)

  • Israel Gohberg
Conference paper
Part of the Operator Theory: Advances and Applications book series (OT, volume 117)


Mark G. Krein was born on April 3, 1907, in Kiev into a Jewish family of modest means. His father was a lumber merchant. From early on he showed a talent for mathematics. At the age of 14 he already attended research seminars. He never got his undergraduate degree. In 1924 he ran away from home to Odessa and in 1926 he was accepted for his doctoral studies by N.G. Chebotarev at Odessa University. He completed his studies in 1929.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Israel Gohberg
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  1. 1.The Raymond and Beverly Sakler Faculty of Sciences School of Mathematical SciencesTel-Aviv UniversityIsrael

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