Vladimir Marchenko
Vladimir Marchenko is a Ukrainian
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 who specializes in mathematical physics, in particular in the analysis of the Sturm–Liouville operators. He introduced one of the approaches to the inverse problem for Sturm–Liouville operators. Together with Leonid Pastur
Leonid Pastur
Leonid Andreevich Pastur is a mathematical physicist and theoretical physicist, known in particular for contributions to random matrix theory, the spectral theory of random Schrödinger operators, statistical mechanics, and solid state physics...

, Vladimir Marchenko discovered the Marchenko–Pastur law
Marchenko–Pastur distribution
In random matrix theory, the Marchenko–Pastur distribution, or Marchenko–Pastur law, describes the asymptotic behavior of singular values of large rectangular random matrices...

 in random matrix theory
Random matrix
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He has authored over 100 scientific articles, including 7 monograph
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s. He defended his PhD
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 thesis in 1948 under the supervision of Naum Landkof, and the doctoral dissertation in 1951. He became professor
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 at Kharkov State University in 1952. In 1961 he joined the newly created Kharkov Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, where he took an active part in the organization of Mathematical Division. In 1962 he won Lenin Prize
Lenin Prize
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 (together with Boris Levitan
Boris Levitan
Boris Levitan was a mathematician known in particular for his work on almost periodic functions, and Sturm–Liouville operators, especially, on inverse scattering.-Life:...

) for his work considering the solution of the inverse scattering problem
Inverse scattering problem
In the physics field of of scattering theory, the inverse scattering problem is that of determining characteristics of an object based on data of how it scatters incoming radiation or particles....

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