Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Research laboratory named after P. L. Chebyshev

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning, research institutions of the governmental academies of sciences and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0026

Host institution of higher learning:
State educational institution of higher professional education "St. Petersburg State University"

Scientific research area:
Mathematics

Project goal:
To conduct a variety of research endeavours at the juncture of mathematical analysis, probability theory, mathematical and theoretical physics.

Key project objectives:
1. To analyze mathematical models of such phenomena as ferromagnetism, material erosion, dissemination of information or epidemics, spatial position of polymer molecules;
2. To advance the theory of two-dimensional critical processes.

Anticipated project outputs:
The anticipated project outputs will find applications in contemporary theoretical physics: quantum field theory and superstring theory.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Smirnov, Stanislav Konstantinovich

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Academic degree and title:
PhD, professor

Job titles:
Senior Researcher at the St. Petersburg State University; professor at the University of Geneva.

Field of scientific interests:
1. Mathematics.
2. Theoretical physics.

Scientific recognition:

- Prize of the St. Petersburg Mathematical Society (1997).
- Prize of the Clay Mathematics Institute (2001).
- R. Salem Prize (2001).
- J. Gustafson Prize (2001).
- R. Davidson Prize (2002).
- Prize of the European Mathematical Society (2004).
- Grants from the European Research Council (2008, 2013).
- Fields Prize and Medal (2010).
- Doctor honoris causa of the St. Petersburg State University (2010), Joseph Furrier University, Grenoble (2012).
- Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Sweden (2012).
- Member of the American Mathematical Society (2012).
- Onsager Medal (2013).
- Member of the European Academy (2013).
- Invited reporter at two international mathematical congresses.
- Invited reporter at two international congresses on mathematical physics.
- Invited reporter at the international congress on theoretical physics.
- Author of approximately 40 articles published in the leading mathematical journals.
- Editor of eight journals, one book series, and one book.
- Organizer of 17 conferences.
- Participant of more than 30 grant-funded research projects and the leader of more than ten of them.
- Coordinator of three international collaboration networks.

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