The Museum was opened in 1981 in memory of the distinguished scientist
Mstislav V. KELDYSH, mathematician and mechanician, President of the RAS,
founder and director of the Institute of Applied Mathematics. Its is
located at the
Institute and occupied the Scientist's former office.
The exibits have come from
the Presidium of the RAS while the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet has handed over
to the Museum the Scientist's rewards, and the family has presented his diplomas,
gowns, badges of honour and medals. The Museun funds include films and photographs,
library, miniature models of space shipes as well as the documents indicative of
valuable contribution made by M.V.Keldysh to the development of computanshinal
mathematics and mechanics, the country's aviation and austronautics.