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  • A true son of his father

    A true son of his father

    His father, Victor Avilov, was a celebrated mathematician, whose books were an obligatory text in the entire USSR. He could have been one too. But it didn’t turn out that way. Leonid loved mathematics, he told me, its precision, simplicity and unbelievable chic. But he didn’t care much for the perennial experience of scarcity. He …

    July 9, 2018