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Letter of Recommendation for MIPT Alumnus (01/2003)
The Physics Student admitted to MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, Stanford**

Dr. Petr P. Petrov

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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

9 Institutsky per., Dolgoprudny, 141700 Russia

tel. 7-095-408-00-00

LETTER OF EVALUATION

for Ivan Ivanov

I have known Ivan Ivanov for approximately four years. During first two
years he was attending my lectures and seminars in XX, XX and XX. Ivan
is very active and sociable. We used to discuss different mathematical
problems several times a week. During our discussions Ivan displayed
great ingenuity and profound knowledge of mathematics far above the
scope of MIPT program.

Ivan is one of the best students of his year. Two times he won highly
competitive Mathematics Olympiad among MIPT students and Math Problems
Solving Contest. He has always been a hard-working student. He attended
many advanced lectures on modern mathematics at MIPT as well as at the
Independent University of Moscow, a very strong Russian mathematical
institution.

Ivan has excellent research abilities. He is extremely strong in solving
non-standard problems in various areas. During his undergraduate studies
he himself explored a scientific problem connected with XX problem. His
solution of the problem was very elegant and I wasn't surprised when his
article was accepted for publication in Mathematical Notes.

I consider Ivan as one of the top 2% MIPT students. He proved himself to
be an organized and responsible person. Besides, Ivan is a very pleasant
person to communicate with. I believe these qualities along with
brilliant intellectual capacity guarantee Ivan's success in his future
work. I highly recommend Ivan Ivanov and strongly support his
application to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Sincerely yours,
11/13/02

Petr P. Petrov