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Kravchuk Mykhailo Pylypovych (1892-1942)
Mykhailo Pylypovych Kravchuk was a Ukrainian mathematician, the author of 180 articles on mathematics.
He is famous for Kravchuk polynomials and Kravchuk matrix, and his papers on differential equations and integral equations. His two-volume monograph on the solution of linear differential and integral equations by the method of moments was translated by John Vincent Atanasoff who found this work useful in his so-called Atanasoff–Berry Computer Project.
Mykhailo Kravchuk was the Chief of the Department of Mathematics in Kiev Polytechnic Institute, Professor of KPI. Among his students were Sergey Korolev, Arhyp Lyulka, and Vladimir Chelomey, the future leading rocket’s and jet’s engines designers.
Mykhailo Kravchuk died in a Gulag camp in the Kolyma region on March 9, 1942.