An important role in the development of Mathematics was played by A.P.Norden, invited to the university in 1945. The outstanding geometrician had many followers and created his school of generalized spaces.
Among the exhibits being evidence of fruitful research work of the scientists there is a monograph "Spaces of Affine Connectedness", which reflects his main ideas and was published in 1950.
The Kazan School of Algebra, created by correspondent member of the USSR Academy of Sciences N.G.Chebotaryov, brought fame to Kazan University. The scientist achieved great results in the researches of Galois Theory and Li Groups Theory as well as the problem of resolvents. The mathematician's textbooks and monographs, published in his life-time, are represented in the exhibition.
N.G.Chebotaryov was democratic, modest and sociable person. A museum guide without any doubt will tell the visitors about it, quoting his former student V.V.Morozov: "It was difficult to imagine, that one can speak with Nikolay Grigoryevich not like with an older friend but in another way; one can have a heart-to-heart talk with him and argue if necessary. Nikolay Grigoryevich didn't admit ranks and orders, a person was first of all a person for him, and he used to speak as equal both with academician and student or gardener from Lyadskoy Garden, where he walked with his son Grisha".
Things belonged to N.G.Chebotaryov and brighten up the memories are exhibited in the museum. There is his customary concomitant (he doesn't like bags) and a yellow box with pieces of chalk, which he used to bring to lectures, a tobacco-pouch with makhorka and mouthpiece.
They say that N.G.Chebotaryov was a passionate smoker and liked to roll the so-called tsygarkas most of all. He made them of half a sheet of smoking paper and stuffed with ordinary sort of tobacco… Not only once while preparing the next rolled cigarette he quoted somebody's verses:
"Cavaliers from Kamenetsk Town, those who're walking in the night,
Often smoke the Turk tobacco with makhorka half-and-half.".
There is a pen and copybook in the glass case next to Nikolay G. Chebotaryov's photograph where he depicted in his favorite position; he wrote his articles and books reclining on the bed.