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Garald I. Natanson
Natanson, Garald Isidorovich
Born: May 9, 1930, Leningrad
Died: July 24, 2003, St. Petersburg
Garald Natanson was born in a family of the famous professor of mathematics
Isidor
Pavlovich Natanson and his wife Elizaveta Petrovna (born Sokolova),
Cand. Sci., a specialist in statistics and demography,
Education:

1947: High School 155, Leningrad

1952: Dept. of Mathematics and Mechanics
Degrees:

Cand. of Sci., Herzen Pedagogical Institute, 1957 (Thesis: On some Application
of Asymptotic Formulae in Constructive Function Theory; his supervisor
actually was his father).

Doctor of Sci., 1968 (Thesis: Approximation of Functions by some Polynomial
Operators).
Positions:

19551968. Leningrad Herzen Pedagogical Institute (senior lecturer, docent)

19682003. St. Petersburg (Leningrad) State University (docent, professor
at the Chair of Mathematical
Analysis).
G.Natanson has written more than 70 papers in approximation theory, including
the book (written with V.V.
Zhuk) Trigonometric Fourier Series and Elements of Approximation
Theory. He was a supervisor of 15 Ph.D. students, one of whom subsequently
received the Doctor of Sciences degree.
In 1960 G.Natanson organized the city Seminar
in Constructive Function Theory and remained its leader till 2003.
For more than 20 years running G.Natanson was the Secretary of the St.
Petersburg Mathematical Society. Since 1974 he was the chief organizer
of the annual competition among the students of technical universities
of the city.
G.Natanson is survived by his wife Ariadna (born Yaroshevich), ethnographer,
a specialist in Armenia, and his son Yaroslav,
a specialist in Computer Science.