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Andrei Kolmogorov (1903-1987). Portrait of the Soviet mathematician Andrei Nikolayevich Kolmogorov working at his desk. Kolmogorov is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of the 20th century. He made major advances in different scientific fields, including probability theory, topology, turbulence, and classical mechanics. Included among the theories, equations and laws in these fields named him are the Kolmogorov axioms in probability theory to the Kolmogorov space in topology. In 1931 he became a professor there at Moscow State University, just two years after finishing his doctorate. Later he became head of the departments of probability, mathematical logic and statistics at the university. He also became dean of the Faculty of Mechanics and.
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