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Letter of Recommendation for MIPT Alumnus (01/1997)
The Physics Student**

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION

I am writing to you on behalf of Ivan Ivanov. I have known Ivan Ivanov
in February of 1992.He has been studying at Faculty of General and
Applied Physics of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology since
September of 1992. I am a professor of mathematics and Ivan has attended
my lectures and seminars throughout 1992-1994. So I feel quite capable
of evaluating his mathematics abilities as well as comparing him with
other students.

For years of his study at MIPT Ivan proved himself to be a talent
student. While he was studying my course I was surprised of his
remarkable abilities of learning and his extensive knowledge of
mathematics . It is worth saying that Ivan Ivanov studies rather hard
(he has only excellent marks in last four terms, in Russia-fives).
Knowing MIPT for many years I may consider that as further indication
that Ivan has indeed worked very hard . I think that his achievements in
physics should be attributed not only to his talent in physics but also
to his outstanding knowledge of mathematical sciences.

Thanks to his talent and persistence, I am sure that Ivan is one of my
best students I have ever known. This opinion is based on my deep
knowing that person. I strongly recommend the applicant for Doctoral
Program in Physics because I am really sure that Ivan Ivanov is an
outstanding candidate for Your graduate school. I think that his stay at
Your University as a graduate student will be very useful for his
scientific career and you will raise a good physicist.

Sincerely yours,

Petr P. Petrov

Professor of Mathematics ,

The Member of the American Science Society.

Department of Higher Mathematics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Tel. (095) 555-5555