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.’
Students of Engineering and Mathematics School Present First Project Results
Students of the Engineering and Mathematics School (EMS) launched by HSE University and VK in October 2022 held a Demo Day to showcase the first results of their product- and research-based IT projects. Work on the projects has been conducted under the supervision of experts from the university and mentors from VK.
‘I Prefer Work to Most Types of Pastime’
Ivan Arzhantsev has headed up the Faculty of Computer Science since it was established in 2014. He has never been a specialist in Computer Science – all his life he’s been engaged in mathematics. On his 50th birthday, he shared with HSE Life how this has helped him to lead the best HSE faculty.
HSE University Students Win Prizes at the International Mathematics Competition for University Students
The 29th International Mathematics Competition for University Students (IMC 2022) took place in early August in a mixed format in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria) and online. Eight students of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and the HSE Faculty of Mathematics won prizes at the competition.
‘HSE University Was a Gateway into the Wider World of Science’
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.
HSE University Researchers to Speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians
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.
‘A Good Thing about Mathematical Thinking Is That It Knocks Some Sense into Your Brain’
HSE University maintains active cooperation with the Academy of Science institutes, which open joint departments at the university and provide their best experts for teaching and research. HSE News Service talked to Deputy Directors of the RAS Steklov Mathematical Institute (MIRAS) — RAS member Lev Beklemishev andSergey Gorchinskiy — about the development of mathematics in the modern world, career opportunities for graduates in mathematics, and the specifics of researchers’ work with students.
‘HSE Offers the Opportunity to Study Mathematics Alongside Renowned Mathematicians as Part of a Vibrant Research Community’
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.
‘We Managed to Create Another Centre of Mathematical Life in Moscow’
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.
First International Recipient of DSc Degree in Mathematics From HSE University
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.
‘People Should Have Freedom of Choice’
The new dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Alexandra Skripchenko, talks about the world’s best mathematics department and student freedoms.