Novikov is known for his work on combinatorial problems in group theory: the word problem for groups, and Burnside's problem. For proving the undecidability of the word problem in groups he was awarded the Lenin Prize in 1957.
In 1953 he became a corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences and in 1960 he was elected a full member.
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