Zubov Vladimir Ivanovich
(14.04.1930 – 28.10.2000)
Founder of the Science-Education Center of Applied Mathematics of
Saint-Petersburg state university, Corresponding Member of Russian
Academy of Sciences, laureate of the State Prize, Honored Science Worker
of Russian Federation, doctor of physical-mathematical sciences,
professor, head of department of control theory.
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President of Russian Academy of Sciences academician M.V. Keldish, in connection
with the reward of V.I. Zubov with the State Prize of USSR, marked: “Works of
Vladimir Ivanovich Zubov got wide fame in our country and abroad. His deep
research of movement stability theory, theory of automatic control and theory of
optimal processes allows to solve significant applied problems, exactly in area
of constructing control automats, stabilizing program moves. Zubov’s methods are
effective also when applied to problems of control, which appear in industry,
mathematical economics, biology and medicine, ship navigation”.
In 1957 V.I. Zubov was first time invited to take part in creation of the newest
mechanics and deep scientific technologies. The research was realized in next
1. Creation of the systems of inertial navigation, where V.I. Zubov solved the
problem of deviation of axis of gyroscopic systems in depending of nutational
oscillations and kinetic moment of gyroscopes’ rotor inertion.
2. Projection, creation and exploitation of homing systems of wing projectiles
(as the established deputy of General constructor).
3. Creation of precision systems of space flying apparatuses position control
for the “Proton” system as the task of Interdepartmental science-technical
council of space research (ISTC of SR, chairman – president of AS of USSR M.V.
4. Creation of systems of space flying apparatuses rotating movement control for
precision orientation of sensitive devices’ axis based on the
magnetohydrodynamical systems of conducting liquids movement control inside
5. Solution of problem of charged particles wisps control for their
transportation in the proposed physical channel, focusing and hastening.
6. Information transmission with the help of using apparatus of recurrent
functions, which does not allow the control processes affection of the
counteracting hindrances (in the engineering practice the terminology of “random
numbers data units” and control with the help of such data units is taken).
7. By the performance of the academicians M.A. Lavrentiev, S.L. Sobolev and S.A.
Christianovich since 1960 V.I. Zubov was assigned as the leader of the group of
planning of the operation-tactical actions of the USSR Navy in all the theatres
of possible navy operations with the aim of neutralization of aircraft carriers’
force formations of USA.
In all directions of the listed practical work V.I. Zubov received fundamental
scientific results in the area of control processes and movement stability,
which are now published in open print. But results of some investigations are
still published only in prints of special purpose.