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Mark Aronovich Naimark (Russian: Марк Аронович Наймарк) (December 5, 1909-December 30, 1978) was a Soviet mathematician.

He was born in Odessa, Russian Empire (today's Ukraine) into a Jewish family and died in Moscow, USSR. He received his PhD in 1943 from the Steklov Institute of Mathematics.


He is known for e.g.

* the Gelfand–Naimark theorem;
* the Gelfand–Naimark–Segal construction
* the representation theory of the complex classical Lie groups;


* Unitary representations of the classical group (with I. M. Gelfand, 1950)
* Linear Differential operators, 1954
* Normed Rings, 1956
* Linear Representations of the Lorentz Group, 1958
* Theory of Group Representations, 1974

(all the above books were written in Russian)

See also

* Naimark's problem

External links

* Mark Naimark at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
* O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Mark Naimark", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews, http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Naimark.html .


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