Jonas Kubilius was a Lithuanian mathematician known for his work in probability theory and number theory

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Jonas Kubilius was a Lithuanian mathematician known for his work in probability theory and number theory

- Birthday: July 27, 1921
- Died on: October 31, 2011
- Nationality: Lithuanian
- Famous: Lithuanian Men, Scientists, Mathematicians
- Known as: Кубилюс, Йонас
- Universities:
- Vilnius University
- Saint Petersburg State University

- Birth Place: Jurbarkas District Municipality

Jonas Kubilius born at

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Birth Place

Jonas Kubilius was happily married. He deeply loved his wife and the couple shared a happy marriage. They had a son Kestutis who became a mathematician and a daughter Birute who became a professor of medicine.

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Personal Life

He lived a long and productive life and breathed his last on 30 October 2011, at the age of 90.

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Personal Life

Jonas Kubilius was born on 27 July 1921 in Fermos village, Eržvilkas county, Jurbarkas district municipality, Lithuania. He was from a family of farmers. He had four younger brothers.

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Childhood & Early Life

He received his early education from Rudkiškiai grade school and Eržvilkas middle school before enrolling at the Raseiniai high school from where he graduated in 1940.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was a good student and excelled in academics. His favorite subjects were mathematics and literature. He was particularly brilliant in mathematics and even helped his teacher in explaining difficult concepts to his class mates.

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Childhood & Early Life

He entered the University of Vilnius to study mathematics and graduated summa cum laude in 1946. In between, he had taken a year off to teach mathematics in middle school.

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Childhood & Early Life

After graduation, Jonas Kubilius was employed as an assistant in the Department of Physics and Mathematics. He held this position for two years (1946–48).

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Childhood & Early Life

After receiving his Candidate’s degree, Jonas Kubilius started working at the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He also took up a second part-time teaching position as a lecturer at the university in 1952, simultaneously working at two jobs.

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Career

In 1952, he published ‘On some problems of the geometry of prime numbers’ in which he developed the "analytical number-theory in n dimensions" introduced by Hecke and extended the theory with the use of more powerful methods.

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Career

By now he had set his eyes on writing a doctoral thesis. He was advised by Linnik to submit his thesis to the USSR Academy of Sciences rather than the Lithuanian Academy.

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Career

Unable to get into the USSR Academy of Sciences, Jonas Kubilius started working on his doctorate at the Steklov Institute of Mathematics in Moscow and received his Doctor of Science degree (habilitation) in 1957.

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Career

During the 1950s the Vilnius University was going through difficult times. Juozas Bulovas who became the Rector of the University in 1956 was trying to make the university “Lithuanian” by encouraging the use of the Lithuanian language in place of Russian and to revive the Department of Lithuanian Literature.

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Career

He received the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, the Lithuanian Presidential Award for his outstanding contribution to the field of mathematics.

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Awards & Achievements