When the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) convenes in St. Petersburg in 2022, it will not only bring together mathematicians from all corners of the globe but it will also provide an appropriate opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Olga Alexandrovna Ladyzhenskaya. A Russian mathematician who overcame tremendous personal tragedy, Ladyzhenskaya built a legacy through her work in partial differential equations and her interactions with students, colleagues, and collaborators during a challenging time in Soviet history. This meaningful confluence of events is celebrated on the pages of the first issue of the ICM News with a collection of essays “written by renowned experts, people who either knew her well or who were influenced by her in a transformative way.” Here, we reprint those essays with this brief introduction to the life of Ladyzhenskaya.

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Copyright © 2020, Notices of the American Mathematical Society. This article first appeared in Notices of the American Mathematical Society 67 (March 2020).


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