This preprint was accepted July 22, 1998
Contact: E. K. Sklyanin
ABSTRACT: For the elliptic Gaudin model (a degenerate case of XYZ integrable spin chain) a separation of variables is constructed in the classical case. The corresponding separated coordinates are obtained as the poles of a suitably normalized Baker-Akhiezer function. The classical results are generalized to the quantum case where the kernel of separating integral operator is constructed. The simplest one-degree-of-freedom case is studied in detail.