HSE Faculty of Mathematics Receives Mega-Grant from the Russian Government
43 projects from all over the country were awarded grants in Russia’s Eighth Mega-Grant Competition. HSE University’s application in support of the creation of a world-class laboratory in mathematics was among the winners. The academic supervisor of the new laboratory will be Professor Michael Shapiro of Michigan State University (USA).
On December 1, the Grants Council of the Government of the Russian Federation determined the winners of the mega-grant competition. Among 465 applications from 57 regions of Russia, 43 projects were selected. Among them is a new Laboratory for Cluster Algebras and Moduli Spaces of Flat and Holomorphic Connections, which will appear at the HSE Faculty of Mathematics.
The Government of the Russian Federation has awarded mega-grants in support of world-class laboratories dedicated to promising, cutting-edge scientific research for 2021–2023. All of the laboratories will be led by renowned scientists of universities or scientific organizations in the country.
‘The new laboratory will open in January 2021,’ says Alexandra Skripchenko, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics. ‘It will aim to unite the efforts of Russian and foreign scientists and achieve significant progress in the rapidly developing field of modern geometry, which lies at the crossroads of many areas of mathematics.’
As noted by Alexandra Skripchenko, the new laboratory will be the fourth HSE laboratory to be awarded a mega-grant from the Russian Government.
‘Three other laboratories, two of which are part of the Faculty of Mathematics, and the third of which is located at the HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod, have fully achieved their objective—to support the scientific and technical development of the Russian Federation and train highly qualified research personnel,’ says Distinguished Professor of the Faculty of Mathematics Sergei Lando. ‘The grant for the first of these laboratories (the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and Its Applications, awarded in 2010) from the Government of the Russian Federation concluded in 2018, and the lab is now funded by HSE University.’
Fernanda Florido-Calvo came to HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod from Chile to study mathematics. While on her two-year Master of Science in Mathematics programme, she wrote her master’s thesis and presented it at the All-Russia Contest of Diploma Thesis of Russian Mathematicians 2021, where she won two awards with full marks. Fernanda spoke to the HSE News Service about her passion for mathematics and the paths that lead to HSE University.
The speakers of the International Congress of Mathematicians, a key global mathematics event held every four years by the International Mathematical Union, have been announced. The next ICM will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, in July 2022. Five researchers from the HSE Faculty of Mathematics will present their papers at the congress.
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HSE University’s Faculty of Mathematics is one of the strongest in Russia, consistently ranking high on global university rankings. Its degree programmes attract the best students, not only from Russia, but also from around the world, by offering them a well-rounded mathematical education and a wide range of learning opportunities. In an interview with HSE News Service, a Master’s student and an HSE alum talk about features of the HSE Master’s Programme in Mathematics.
In celebration of Russia’s Year of Science and Technology, we continue our series about HSE University’s international laboratories, which are headed by world-class scientists and scholars. The first of these, the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and Its Applications, was established in October 2010. Below, Laboratory Head Dmitry Kaledin discusses the Lab’s history, research, achievements, and current activities.
Edmond W.H. Lee, a full professor at the Department of Mathematics, Nova Southeastern University, USA, has recently defended his Doctor of Sciences (DSc) thesis at the Dissertation Council in Mathematics, HSE University. The DSc in Russia is a higher doctoral degree that can be earned after the PhD. Professor Lee’s defence was held over Zoom, with the candidate and his dissertation committee members participating remotely from 5 cities in Brazil, Israel, Russia, and the USA. Lee became the first international recipient of a DSc degree in Mathematics from HSE University.
In an interview, Sania Pushkar, a member of the first graduating class of the Faculty of Mathematics, talks about why she loves math, what she’s up to now, and what she’ll remember most about studying in the Faculty of Mathematics at HSE University.
Mathematicians of the Higher School of Economics have calculated the effectiveness of measures taken to fight the coronavirus epidemic in different countries. They have concluded that the scale of anti-epidemic measures does not necessarily directly affect the disease rate, suggesting that one of the main reasons for this is the willingness of citizens to clearly, honestly and consistently comply with anti-epidemic measures.
Ninety six university teams from all over the world participated in the main mathematics competition of the year. Typically, IMC takes place in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), but this year it was decided to hold the competition online due to the pandemic.