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…
Andrei N. Sobolevski – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Acting Director of the Kharkevich Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IITP RAS), Professor of Russian Academy of Sciences, Deputy Head of the interdepartmental basic department of MIPT in IITP “Problems of information transmission and data analysis”, Professor, Deputy Head of the Department of Digital Optics technology modeling of complex systems on Department of Computer Science of HSE.
Alexander I. Bufetov – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Department of Mathematics of HSE, a leading researcher at the Steklov Mathematical Institute and the Kharkevich Institute, Director of Research of the National Center for Scientific Research in France (CNRS), winner of the award named after Kovalevskaya (2015), Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Michael A. Tsfasman – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Vice-Rector and Professor of Independent University of Moscow, Head of the Department of Algebra and Number Theory Digital Optics of the Kharkevich Institute, leading researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Winner Awards: Second Prize at the International Mathematical Olympiad; IEEE Award for the best work on information theory; Chevalier of the French Order of Academic Palms.
Alexander P. Kuleshov – Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, specialist in the field of information technologies and mathematical modeling. Skoltech President, Chairman of the Scientific Council of the IITP RAS, Head of interdepartmental basic department of MIPT in IITP “Problems of information transmission and data analysis”, Head of the Department of Digital Optics technology modeling of complex systems on Department of Computer Science of HSE.
Julius S. Ilyashenko – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Department of Mathematics of HSE, Cornell Math Department and American University, leading researcher at the Steklov Mathematical Institute, one of the founders and current rector of the Independent University of Moscow. Chevalier of the French Order of Academic Palms.
Mikhail S. Gelfand – Doctor of Biological Sciences, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Department of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics of Moscow State University, deputy director of the IITP RAS, Skoltech Professor, member of the European Academy, winner of the A.A. Baev award established by the Russian Academy of Sciences for the “Computer comparative genomics” series of works, member of the Presidium of the Higher Attestation Commission, one of the founders of the online community of professional scientists “Dissernet”.
Simen B. Shlosman – Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Leading Researcher of Dobrushin Mathematical Laboratory (№ 4) of the IITP. Graduated Mekhmat of Moscow State University in 1972, the IITP graduate school (under the direction of R. Dobrushin) in 1975. Since 1987 he has been working in the IITP RAS. He engaged in mathematical physics, combinatorics and probability theory. His hobby is music and water trips.
Nikita D. Vvedenskaya is Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, lead research scientist at Dobrushin Mathematics Laboratory of the A.A. Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP) RAS. Nikita Dmitrievna grew up in Tashkent in the family of a physician. After graduating from the high school, she entered the Moscow State University ‘Mechmat’ faculty. She took part in the work of Mechmat’s mathematical clubs for school pupils. For several years she worked at the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics, studying the methods of hydrodynamic calculations, at the end of the 60s she started working at the IITP RAS.
Grigory A. Margulis was born in 1946 in Moscow. In 1967 he graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of Moscow State University, and defended the PhD thesis in ergodic theory under the guidance of Yakov Sinai. The main area of scientific interests is the theory of Lie groups, in 1978 he was awarded the J. Fields Medial. He defended his doctorate thesis in the Minsk Institute for Mathematics. He has been working at the A.A.Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems RAS, but in the early 90’s left for permanent residence in the United States, where he became professor at Yale University. In 2001 he was elected a member of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), since 2012 – active Member of the American Mathematical Society.
Alexander Gaifullin is Doctor of Physical and Mathematical sciences, Professor of Moscow State University Faculty of Mechanical and Mathematical sciences, leading research scientist of the Skoltech Center for Advanced Studies, leading research scientist of the Steklov Mathematical Institute, senior research scientist of IITP RAS, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Spokoiny is professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, professor of Humboldt University departments of Mathematics and Economics, professor of Weierstrass Institute, Skoltech professor, head of ‘Mathematical Methods of Predictive Modelling’ sector, IITP RAS.