N. I. Akhiezer deserves great
credit for creating Kharkov school of mathematics. Himself a brilliant mathematician, an
expert in the field of constructive function theory, his achievements were distinguished
by giving him the honorary title of a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of
the Soviet Ukraine and awarding him the USSR Academy of Sciences Chebyshev prize. N. I.
had a wide range of interests, never ceased to organise mathematician teams in KPI and
Kharkov University. More than that, he took many far reaching initiatives to raise the new
generation of mathematicians (setting up the well known 27-th mathematics school, the KSU
based External youth mathematics school).