
BIOGRAPHY OF N. N. BOGOLIUBOV

N. N. Bogoliubov was the outstanding scientist of highest rank: specialist in mechanics, mathematics and theoretical physics, he used freely all the disciplines in various research areas. This style leads to numerous works of highest level. In this sense he continues the tradition of the great universal scientists, such as L. Euler and H. Poincare.
Biographic Data of N. N. Bogoliubov:
Nicolai Nicolaevitch Bogoliubov was born
21.08.1909 in Nizhny Novgorod in the family
of famous orthodox priest and theologian.
Soon the family moved to Kiev, where the future scientist
spent his green years.He did not get the regular
lessons at school and University. He himself, later on,
filling in forms, wrote "finished the postgraduate
courses". He studied himself and in the flat of
academician N. M. Krylov and on his seminar. In 1924 he
wrote his first paper "On the behaviour of the solution
of linear differential equations at infinity". In 1930 the
Academy of Sciences of Bologna awarded him the prize and in
this year he got the Doctor of Sciences degree.
1932: Together with N. M. Krylov start to develop the new
branch of mathematical physics, which they called
"nonlinear mechanics", the new science dealt with nonlinear
oscillations with various applications to theoretical
mechanics, mechanics of rigid body, celestial mechanics, etc.
Timeline:
19391945: Mathematical problems of stochastic systems:
ergodic behaviour, FokkerPlanck equation, dynamics of systems with
large degrees of freedom. Statistical theory of perturbations.
1946: Kinetic equations. Monograph: Problems of dynamical
theory in statistical physics.
1947: Paper: On the theory of superfluidity,
Correspondent Member Acad.Sci. USSR.
1949 :Monograph "Lectures on Quantum Statistics".
Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics
of Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow; since
1983 Director.
1953: Full Member of Acad. Sci.USSR.
195758: Theory of superconductivity.
19561965 and 19791992 : Director of the
Laboratory of Theoretical Physics,
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna,
19651992 Director of JINR, Dubna.
1957: Monograph (with D.V.Shirkov) Introduction To the
Theory of Quantised Fields" (now 5 eds.)
1959: Twotime thermal Green's Functions (with S.V.Tyablicov)
1961: Quasiaverages in the problems of Statistical physics.
1967: On the theory of superfluidity.
19801981: The theory of polaron.
The BIOGRAPHY of N. N. BOGOLIUBOV can be found in a few places.
Wikipedia electronic Encyclopedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/) , an article N. N. BOGOLIUBOV.
Short Biography in Russian at JINR ArXiv(http://www.jinr.dubna.su/) , an article N. N. BOGOLIUBOV.
Short summary of the scientific works is given in article N. N. BOGOLIUBOV: 50 years of scientific work.
The best biography was written by his younger brother:There is rich collection of photos at (http://www1.jinr.ru/Exhibits/Bogolubov/index.html) .
Wikipedia electronic Encyclopedia  Biography of N. N. BOGOLIUBOV: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Bogolyubov
Wikipedia electronic Encyclopedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/) , includes an article on Bogolubov transformation Bogolubov transformation.
Wikipedia electronic Encyclopedia(http://en.wikipedia.org/) , refers to the
Mathematicians Genealogy Page
N. N. BOGOLIUBOV.
Bibliography of N. N. BOGOLIUBOV consists of about 400 papers and about 20 monographs on statistical mechanics, nonlinear mechanics, stability of dynamical systems, quantum field theory and theory of polarons.
Partially, his classical works were published in English:
N. N. Bogoliubov, Problems of a Dynamical Theory in Statistical Physics.
in: Studies in Statistical Mechanics, eds. J. de Boer and G. E. Uhlenbeck,
(NorthHolland, Amsterdam , 1962), vol.1, p.1.
N. N. Bogoliubov, Lectures on Quantum Statistics, vol. 1: Quantum Statistics (Gordon and Breach Sci.Publ., Inc., New York, 1967).
N. N. Bogoliubov, Lectures on Quantum Statistics, vol. 2: QuasiAverages (Gordon and Breach Sci.Publ., Inc., New York, 1970).
N. N. Bogoliubov, Jr., Quantum Statistical Mechanics.
Selected Works of N. N. Bogoliubov. (World Scientific, Singapore, 2015).
The analysis of the works of N. N. BOGOLIUBOV in the field of STATISTICAL PHYSICS was carried out in the
review articles:
N. N. Bogolyubov (jr) and D. P. Sankovich (1994). "N. N. Bogolyubov and statistical mechanics". Russian Math. Surveys 49(5): 19—49.
A. L. Kuzemsky, Statistical Mechanics and ManyParticle Model Systems.
Physics of Particles and Nuclei, 2009, vol. 40, Issue 7, pp.949997.(in English)
(PDF, 531.5Kb)
A. L. Kuzemsky,
Bogoliubov's Vision: Quasiaverages and Broken Symmetry to Quantum Protectorate and Emergence.
Intern. J. Modern Phys., 2010, V.B24, No. 8, p.835935.
(PDF, 856Kb)
А. Л. Куземский,
Предвидение Н.Н. Боголюбова и современная теоретическая физика.
Новости ОИЯИ, Дубна, N 3, с.1315, Дубна, 2010. [in Russian]
A. L. Kuzemsky,
Bogoliubov's Foresight and Modern Theoretical Physics.
JINR News, N 3, p.1315, Dubna, 2010. [in English]
(PDF, 3 Mb)
A. L. Kuzemsky,
Bogoliubov's Foresight and Development of the Modern Theoretical Physics.
Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics (http://www.ejtp.com/), 2011, V.8, No. 25, p.114.
(PDF, 130Kb)
OBITUARY of N. N. BOGOLIUBOV was published in Physics Today, v.46(3) (1993), pp.1012.
Additional information can be found in a few
journals ( Physics Today, v.46(3) (1993), pp.1012; Uspekhi. Fiz. Nauk;
and in papers:
V. S. Vladimirov, A. A. Logunov and A. Salam,
Teoreticheskaya i Matematicheskaya Fizika, Vol.92, No.2, pp. 179181, August,1992.
[Theor. Math. Phys. 92, 817 (1993)] as obituary notes.
SEE PDF file:
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics92)