I was born on March 10, 1934 in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), where I lived most of my life. An exception was during the War, when I was evacuated from Leningrad and lived in several places in the East, mainly in Kazan. Both my parents were mathematicians. My father's interests were very broad, but he considered himself an algebraist. We know now that he has been an independent creator of homological algebra. My mother worked on applied problems, and her most famous contributions were in Computational methods of linear algebra.
Mathematical Physics of FaddeevFrom a series of short essays on Russian scientists
Mathematician, Professor of St. Petersburg State University, Academician-Secretary of the Department of Mathematical Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, honorary professor of a number of foreign universities, founder and director of the Euler International Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, head of the National Committee of the Russian mathematicians, winner of four State awards and numerous international awards in mathematics — Ludvig Faddeev is the founder of his own scientific school and one of the creators of modern mathematical physics, to which he devotes more than 200 of his scientific works and 5 monographs.
On Ludvig Faddeev's 60th anniversary
Ludvig Faddeev celebrates his the 60th anniversary in March, 1994. It's difficult to describe all his achievements in a short article; many of them have entered the working unit of mathematics and theoretical physics. One of the most important discoveries of the great mathematicians of the past — from the Euler and Gauss to Hilbert, Hermann Weyl and our contemporaries — is the unity of the whole of mathematics — algebra, geometry, analysis, number theory, etc. Faddeev's works added to this list, as its equal part, many areas of modern theoretical physics.