Dmitrii Sintsov
Dmitrii Matveevich Sintsov (21 November 1867 – 28 January 1946) was a Russian
The Russian people are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Russia, speaking the Russian language and primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries....

A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study is the field of mathematics. Mathematicians are concerned with quantity, structure, space, and change....

 known for his work in the theory of conic section
Conic section
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained by intersecting a cone with a plane. In analytic geometry, a conic may be defined as a plane algebraic curve of degree 2...

s and non-holonomic geometry
Nonholonomic system
A nonholonomic system in physics and mathematics is a system whose state depends on the path taken to achieve it. Such a system is described by a set of parameters subject to differential constraints, such that when the system evolves along a path in its parameter space but finally returns to the...


He took a leading role in the development of mathematics at Kharkov University, serving as chairman of the Kharkov Mathematical Society
Kharkov Mathematical Society
The Kharkov Mathematical Society is an association of professional mathematicians in Kharkiv aimed at advancement of mathematical research and education. It was established in 1879 by the initiative of V.G. Imshenetskii, who also founded the St...

for forty years, from 1906 until his death at the age of 78.

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