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Georgy Fedoseevich Voronoy

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Born: 28 April 1868 in Zhuravka, Poltava
guberniya, Russia (now Ukraine)

Died: 20 Nov 1908 in Warsaw, Poland

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from the Brokhaus & Efron Dictionary

**Georgy Voronoy** studied at the gymnasium in Priluki graduating
in 1885. He then entered the University of St Petersburg, joining the Faculty
of Physics and Mathematics.
After graduating from St Petersburg in 1889, Voronoy decided to remain
there and work for his teaching qualification. He was awarded a Master's
Degree in 1894 for a dissertation on the algebraic integers associated
with the roots of an irreducible cubic equation.

Voronoy lectured at Warsaw University, being appointed professor of
pure mathematics there. He wrote his doctoral thesis on algorithms for
continued fractions which he submitted to the University of St Petersburg.
In fact both Voronoy's master's thesis and his doctoral thesis were of
such high quality that they were awarded the Bunyakovsky
prize by the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences.

Later Voronoy worked on the theory of numbers, in particular he worked
on algebraic numbers and the geometry of numbers. He extended work by Zolotarev
and his work was the starting point for Vinogradov's investigations. His
methods were also used by Hardy and Littlewood.

In 1904 Voronoy attended the Third International Congress of Mathematicians
at Heidelberg. There he met Minkowski and they discovered that they were
each working on similar topics.

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Article by: *J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robertson*

Source: MacTutor History of Mathematics archive