History of DepartmentThe history of the Department started in 1918 with the Chair of Higher Mathematics, which remained the only
mathematics chair in the Saratov University until 1935. It was organised during the spring term of 1917/1918 to become a
member of just opened Physics and Mathematics Department of the University (self department was founded June, 1, 1917). Making and developing of Chair of Higher
Mathematics is related with the name of immense scientist and personality  Vladimir V. Golubev. He was the head
of Chair of Higher Mathematics since the date of its establishing until 1930. And since 1920 he was the rector of Saratov
State University. In the first years of existence of Chair of Higher Mathematics activity of outstanding mathematician Ivan
I. Privalov played considerable role.
1920 The independent Chair of Mechanics was founded in 1920. It was headed by Professor Georgiy N. Sveshnikov.
1921 The first Mathematics and Mechanics graduates received their degrees. From among them Georgiy P. Boev entered
the postgraduate study. Lately he became the first dean of Mathematics and Mechanics Department.
19221934 Chair of Higher Mathematics grew  increased the staff amount and scientific intension. New research activities
appeared  mathematical statistics, integral equations and mathematical physics equations.
1935 The year of 1935 was exceptional for the mathematics in Saratov University: five new mathematical chairs were
established, the Chair of Mathematical Analysis, the Chair of Theory of Functions, the Chair of Theory of Probability, the
Chair of Geometry and the Chair of Algebra. Great scientists were invited to be heads of these departments: Petrovsky,
Khinchin, Kurosh, Vagner.
1937 The Chair of the Theory of Elasticity (head  Prof. Lekhnitsky), and the Institute of Mathematics, Mechanics
and Physics (head  Prof. Vagner) were opened at the University. Wind tunnel was constructed under the direction of
Chudakov and Kutin.
1938 The laboratory of optical methods of intension investigations. Bruno K. Rizenkampf held important
research of underground water filtering theory.
September 1, 1945  date of reorganization department to the Mechanics and Mathematics Department.
1957 An important event in the life of Faculty was the establishment of the Computer Centre in April 1957. It was the
first computer centre not only in Saratov but also in the whole Volga region.
2000 Department of computer sciences and information technologies was separated out Mathematics and Mechanics Department.
2002 The Institute of Mathematics, Mechanics and Managerial Processes was established was established on the base of
department.
