Mikhail Yakovlevich Suslin (Russian: Михаи́л Я́ковлевич Су́слин; Krasavka, Saratov Oblast, November 15, 1894 – 21 October 1919, Krasavka) (sometimes transliterated Souslin) was a Russian mathematician who made major contributions to the fields of general topology and descriptive set theory.
He contributed greatly to the theory of analytic sets, sometimes called after him, a kind of a set of reals that is definable via trees. In fact, while he was a research student of Nikolai Luzin (in 1917) he found an error in an argument of Lebesgue, who believed he had proved that for any Borel set in , the projection onto the real axis was also a Borel set.
Suslin only published one paper during his life: a 4-page note.
- Souslin, M. Ya. (1917), "Sur une définition des ensembles mesurables B sans nombres transfinis", C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, 164: 88–91
- Souslin, M. (1920), "Problème 3" (PDF), Fundamenta Mathematicae, 1: 223, doi:10.4064/fm-1-1-223-224
- Souslin, M. Ya. (1923), Kuratowski, C. (ed.), "Sur un corps dénombrable de nombres réels", Fundamenta Math. (in French), 4: 311–315, doi:10.4064/fm-4-1-311-315, JFM 49.0147.03
- Igoshin, V. I. (1996), "A short biography of Mikhail Yakovlevich Suslin", Russ. Math. Surv., 51 (3): 371–383, doi:10.1070/RM1996v051n03ABEH002905
- Akihiro Kanamori, Tenenbaum and Set theory (PDF), p. 2
- Mikhail Suslin at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Mikhail Suslin", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews