It’s mathematics that helps us to describe, foresee, formalize and organize our lives. There is no doubt in its significance and value nowadays. Biologists, economists, historians, geographers, businessmen, politicians – all are dealing with this science every day, more or less.

However, few people really know what happens with mathematics nowadays: we have invited the leading experts of the nation to tell about it. Mathematics is a precise and very complicated science, that is why we have decided to reduce the degree of intellectual tensity and chose a laid-back format of a stroll…

However, few people really know what happens with mathematics nowadays: we have invited the leading experts of the nation to tell about it. Mathematics is a precise and very complicated science, that is why we have decided to reduce the degree of intellectual tensity and chose a laid-back format of a stroll…

November 29, 2016

**Alexander Bernshteyn, leading research scientist of Skoltech and IITP RAS, accepted the invitation of PostNauka editors to participate in the ‘Mathematical walks’. **After the voyage, Professor Bernshteyn noted: ‘When I was offered to take part in Mathematical walks, I was really doubting, as I don’t consider myself to be significant in the actual mathematical world. But then I thought – my life story would be an example of the fact that the big desire to do math is possible to realize, and in application-oriented activities the success is usually achieved in real issues where ‘the mathematical essence’ is revealed, and the new look at this essence has often been a way to success”.