Nikita Aronov

Interview with Breakthrough Prize winner Alexander Zamolodchikov about the quantum field theory and how it feels to be involved in a domain that is completely impossible to imagine and understand. We also discussed emigration and how, in the midst of Perestroika, he realized that things would not be good in Russia.
The eighth essay in the “Creators” series is dedicated to Stepan Timoshenko, one of the founders of modern applied mechanics. In the “Creators” project T-invariant in collaboration with RASA (Russian-American Science Association) and with the support of the Richard Lounsbery Foundation continues to publish a series of biographical essays about people from the Russian Empire who made significant contributions to world science and technology.
Is it possible to say that the USSR annexed Lithuania? Why was the contract with the emigrant professor officially terminated? What do other teachers and students of Vilnius University, as well as Andrey Desnitsky himself, think about this? T-invariant tried to understand how such issues should be resolved from the point of view of the norms of the academic community.