Mathematician:Nikolai Vasilyevich Smirnov

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Russian mathematician noted for his work in various fields including probability theory and statistics.

Not to be confused with Vladimir Ivanovich Smirnov.




  • Born: 17 October 1900 in Moscow, Russian Empire
  • Died: 2 June 1966 in Moscow, Soviet Union

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Nikolai Vasilyevich Smirnov can be found here.


  • 1938: Об аппроксимации законов распределения случайных величин ("On approximation of the distribution laws of random variables")
  • 1949: Limit distributions for the terms of a variational series
  • 1959: Short Course of Mathematical Statistics for Technical Applications (with I.V. Dunin-Barkovskii)
  • 1960: Tables of the normal integrals of probabilities, normal densities and normalized derivatives

Also known as

In Russian: Николай Васильевич Смирнов.