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Valery Gritsenko

  • Valery Gritsenko has been at HSE since 2013.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 1989
    Associate Professor
  • 1980

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 1977

    Zhdanov Leningrad State University

  • 1998  French professor qualification  equivalent to  HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches)

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

1998  French professor qualification  equivalent to  HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches)                  

1998 Professor of universities of France



Awards and Accomplishments

Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) since October 2013

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Academic Supervision

for a degree of Candidate of Science

In France four of my graduate students defended their Ph.D.   
1) Fabien  Cléry (2009), Relévements arithmétique et multiplicatif de formes de Jacobi;
2) Benoit  Grandpierre (2009),  Produits automorphes, classification des réseaux et théorie du codage;                                                                                                               3) Patrick Lemaire (2009), Formes quasi-modulaires et développement de Taylor de formes modulaires de Siegel;

4) Caroline  Desreumaux (2003), Formes de Jacobi relatives au réseau de racines  A_2.

Courses (2018/2019)


    Besides the usual university courses in France I regularly read advanced research courses. During the last years I gave the following courses:

    04—06.2015 Jacobi modular forms: 30 years after (18 hours).
    Department of Mathematics,  HSE, Moscow.

    09—12.2015 Jacobi forms in many variables (24 hours).
    Department of Mathematics,  HSE, Moscow.

    2013  Automorphic relations between Kac-Moody Lie algebras and quantum black holes. Mini-course at DFG-Research Training Group ``Analysis, Geometry and String Theory", Leibniz University, Hannover. 

    2013  Introduction to the theory of Borcherds. A course at the State University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

    2012 Paramodular forms and L-functions. Mini-course at the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in Bonn.

    2012  Lattices of Niemeier and Leech. Course at the summer school organized by the Bogomolov laboratory in Yaroslavl, Russia

    2011 Jacobi modular forms and automorphic Borcherds products. Mini-course at the   Korea Institute for Advance Study, Seoul.

    2009 The modular differential operators and a problem of K. Saito. A course at my research seminar in Lille.

    2009  Groupes finis, réseaux et théorie du codage. A semester course for Master's students (M2) in Lille.




  • Algebra (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Mathematics; 1 year, 1-4 module)Rus
  • Past Courses

Courses (2017/2018)


Since September 2015: Research supervisor of the international research  seminar “Automorphic Forms and Applications” of the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry, HSE, Moscow and Laboratoire J.-V. Poncelet, CNRS, France, see http://ag.hse.ru/automorphic

In 2003, I initiated the French-German seminar on modular forms and its applications Lille-Aachen-Bonn-Köln-Siegen (AKLS). Since 2003, I am one of its research supervisors. The last 47th session of the seminar took place
in Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn (Germany) on the 1-st of March 2016.

Since 2012, I am a member of the executive committee of the Laboratoire d’Excellence CEMPI (“Centre Européen pour les Mathématiques, la Physique et leurs Interactions”) in Lille and the coordinator of the research theme “Algebraic geometry, modular forms, with applications to physics” of this new research center.

In 2010, I was responsible for the scientific programs of the research semester “Explicit constructions in the theory of automorphic forms'' (6 months) at the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in Bonn.                          

In 2014, within the special year of algebraic geometry and number theory in the Centre Européen pour les Mathématiques, la Physique et leurs interactions (CEMPI) of the University of Lille, I organised three conferences, one  of them was on subjects common to mathematics and physics:

Automorphic Forms, Lie Algebras and String Theory (with P. Vanhove) http://www.ihes.fr/~vanhove/Lille2014/index.html

Moduli spaces of irreducible symplectic varieties, cubics and Enriques surfaces (with D. Markouschevitch and O. Serman)         http://math.univ-lille1.fr/~serman/moduli2014.html

Automorphic L-funtions Workshop (with M. Dimitrov)




Editorial board membership

  • Since 2014,  I am a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of  European Journal of Mathematics.

    In 2008-2014, I was a member of the Editorial Board of the Central European Journal of Mathematics.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Council, European Journal of Mathematics.

  • 2008–2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Central European Journal of Mathematics.


2013--2018 Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France.

The Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) is  a French service of the Ministry of Higher Education that distinguishes each year a small number of university professors for their research excellence, as evidenced by their international recognition. A member benefits from a reduction of 2/3 of this statutory education service and has a big research grant.


2012--2018 A member of the executive committee of the ``Laboratoire d'Excellence'' Centre Européen pour les Mathématiques, la Physique et leurs interactions (CEMPI), a project of the Laboratoire de Mathématiques Paul Painlevé and the Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules (PhLAM), was created in the context of the "Programme d'Investissements d'Avenir" in February 2012 (see: http://math.univ-lille1.fr/~cempi/index_eng.php)

2009--2012 ANR research program ``Holomorphically symplectic manifolds, their moduli spaces and automorphic forms" (ANR-09-BLAN-0104-01)  between  the universities of Paris, Lille, Grenoble and Rennes. (I was research coordinator of two projects 
of this program.)

2012 and 2010  Research stipendium of the  Max-Planck-Institut f\"ur  Mathematik in Bonn.  I was responsible for the scientific programs of  the research semester at the
Max-Planck-Institut f\"ur Mathematik in Bonn: ``Explicit
constructions in the theory of automorphic forms'' (6 months in 2010)


  • 2014-2016

  • 2016

    School on the Mathematics of String Theory (Marseille). Presentation: Automorphic forms and Lorentzian Kac—Moody Lie algebras (4 talks)

  • Moduli spaces and Modular forms (Oberwolfach). Presentation: Moduli spaces and Modular forms

  • Автоморфные формы и их приложения (Москва). Presentation: Автоморфные формы и новый класс Лоренцевых алгебр Каца-Муди.

  • Seminar Aachen-Bonn-Koeln-Lille-Siegen on Automorphic Forms (Bonn). Presentation: Seminar Aachen-Bonn-Koeln-Lille-Siegen on Automorphic Forms

  • Physics and Number Theory (Париж). Presentation: Kac-Moody algebras, Borcherds products and L-functions

  • 2015
    Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва). Presentation: Модули и модулярные формы
  • CEMPI Scientifique Day (Lille). Presentation: Borcherds products: algebra, geometry and physics
  • Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва). Presentation: Модули и модулярные формы. Введение.
  • Еженедельный семинар "Группы Ли и теория инвариантов" на мехмате МГУ им. Ломоносова (Москва). Presentation: Башни рефлективных модулярных форм (13.05.2015)

  • Automorphic Forms: Advances and Applications (Марсель). Presentation: Borcherds products and a new class of Lorentzian Kac-Moody Algebras

  • Семинар отдела алгебры и теории чисел и отдела алгебраической геометрии (семинар И. Р. Шафаревича) (Москва). Presentation: Пространства модулей поляризованных поверхностей Энриквеса: результаты и гипотезы (к 65 летию В.В. Никулина).
  • Заседание Московского Математического Общества (Москва). Presentation: Автоморфные произведения Борчердса в геометрии, топологии и физике
  • Еженедельный семинар "Автоморфные формы и их приложения" (Москва). Presentation: Произведения Борчердса - план изучения
  • Автоморфные формы и их приложения (Москва). Presentation: Рефлективная форма Борчердса Ф_12. Введение.
  • Автоморфные формы и их приложения (Москва). Presentation: Голоморфный эллиптический род комплексных многообразий I.
  • Автоморфные формы и их приложения (Москва). Presentation: Формы Якоби, построенные по векторным расслоениям: обобщенный эллиптический (якобиев) род комплексных многообразий II
  • Автоморфные формы и их приложения (Москва). Presentation: Формула знаменателя аффинной алгебры Каца-Муди как форма Якоби
  • Автоморфные формы и их приложения (Москва). Presentation: Автоморфные дискриминанты
  • 2014
    K3 surfaces and their moduli (Schiermonnikoog). Presentation: Kondo’s problem on the moduli space of Enriques surfaces with level two structure
  • Modular Forms (Oberwolfach). Presentation: Borcherds Produsts Everywhere Theorem

  • Journées de Géométrie Algébrique et Equations aux Derivées Partielles (Ланс). Presentation: Automorphic discriminants and the exceptional Arnold singularities
  • Automorphic forms, Lie algebras and String theory (Лилль). Presentation: Theta-blocks: a hyperbolic approach
  • Motivic structures on quantum cohomology and pencils of Calabi-Yau motives (Бонн). Presentation: Borcherds Products Everywhere Theorem
  • K3, Enriques Surfaces and Related Topics (Nagoya). Presentation: On the coverings of the moduli space of Enriques surfaces: solution of Kondo’s problem
  • Kolloquium über Reine Mathematik, Hamburg University (Hamburg). Presentation: Different faces of Borcherds products: new applications in algebraic geometry and Lie algebras
  • Modular forms and applications (Лилль). Presentation: Modular forms and applications


Timetable for today

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Blended Learning: Taking Teaching Beyond University

On March 22, the Higher School of Economics hosted a university conference, ‘Blended Learning: Experience, Success and Prospects.’ More than 100 teachers, academics and administrative staff from all HSE campuses met to discuss the strategic and practical issues of integrating a mixed education format into the learning process, as well as the challenges and benefits of combining traditional education with distance and online methods.

Young Stars of Mirror Symmetry Come Together in Moscow

Mirror symmetry is a relatively new field of mathematics which came into being in the 1990s. In 2017, HSE opened the International Laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms. The December conference, ‘Mirror Symmetry and Applications’, was a commemoration of its first year of operation.

‘Mirror Symmetry Was Discovered by Physicists, But Very Quickly Got the Attention of Mathematicians…’

The HSE International Laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms, which is among several international laboratories to recently open within the Higher School of Economics, was created in December 2016 as part of the Russian government’s mega-grants program. Below, the lab’s academic supervisor, Ludmil Katzarkov, along with deputy heads Valery Gritsenko and Viktor Przyjalkowski, explain why the laboratory is fully capable of becoming a unique multidisciplinary unit dedicated to the study of mirror symmetry, automorphic forms, and number theory.