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Vladlen Timorin

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Vladlen Timorin has been at HSE since 2009.

Education and Degrees

  • 2012

    Doctor of Sciences* in Differential Equations, Dynamic Systems and Optimal Control
    Thesis Title: Dynamics and Geometry of quadratic maps

  • 2004

    University of Toronto
    Thesis Title: Rectifiable families of conics

  • 2003

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Geometry and Topology
    V.A. Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

  • 2000

    Diploma in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* 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.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Research interests

Geometry (convex polytopes, toric varieties, projective differential geometry, classical geometric structures), dynamics (rational functions, surgery, invariant laminations), quadratic forms

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2013, 2012, 2011

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

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Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Courses (2012/2013)

Courses (2011/2012)

Courses (2010/2011)

Dissertation for a degree of Doctor of Science


Editorial board membership

  • 2015: Deputy Editor-in-chief, Arnold Mathematical Journal.

  • 2013: Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems.


  • 2014
    Convex Bodies and Representation Theory (Банфф). Presentation: On the theory of coconvex bodies
  • International Conference "Attractors, Foliations and Limit Cycles" (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Smart criticality for cubic laminations
  • Еженедельный семинар Лаборатории алгебраической геометрии и ее приложений (Москва (Moscow)). Presentation: Топологические модели динамики рациональных функций
  • Symposium on Differential Equations and Difference Equations 2014 (SDEDE 2014) (Хомбург (Homburg)). Presentation: Combinatorial Models for Spaces of cubic polynomials
  • 2013
    Российско-японская зимняя школа (Москва). Presentation: The Hurwitz sums of squares formulas
  • Christmas meetings with Pierre Deligne, Рождественские встречи фонда «Династия» (Москва). Presentation: The number of vertices in Gelfand-Zetlin polytopes
  • ICTP-SISSA-Mosсow School on Geometry and Dynamics (Триест). Presentation: Курс "Polynomial Dynamics and Thurston Laminations"

Conferences (co)organized

   International Conference
"Topological and geometric methods in low-dimensional dynamical systems"

May 11 - 16, 2014
Higher School of Economics, Independent University of Moscow (Moscow, Russia)

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Algebra and Geometry
International Conference dedicated to the 65-th anniversary of Askold G. Khovanskii

June 4 - 9, 2012
Higher School of Economics, Independent University of Moscow (Moscow, Russia)

Mathematical Honors and Awards:

  • Deligne prize 2010, http://www.mccme.ru/pdc/
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2000, Canada
  • Moebius prize 1998, http://www.moebiuscontest.ru

Selected presentations

Smart Criticality for Cubic Laminations IUM Moscow, international conference  "Attractors, Foliations, and Limit Cycles", January 2014

The main cubioid Cortona (Italy), INdAM Conference New Trends in Holomorphic Dynamics, September 2012

Matings, captures and Regluings IUM Moscow, international conference "Holomophic foliations and complex dynamics", June 2012

 Partial semiconjugacies between rational functions Rice University, Houston (Texas), Ahlfors-Bers Colloquium, March 2011

Maps that take lines to conics MIRAS, international conference "Geometric structures on manifolds", October 2011

Research projects and grants

  • 2010 RFBR grant 10-01-00540-а  Cohomology of spherical varieties and Newton polytopes (reseacher)
  • 2011 RFBR grant 11-01-00654-a "One-dimensional dynamical systems and Teichmueller spaces" (principal investigator)
  • 2011 grant МК-2790.2011.1 of the President (government support for junior Russian scientists having an academic degree): Topological and symbolic models for one- and two-dimensional dynamical systems (principal investigator)
  • 2012 RFBR grant 12-01-33020 "Methods of complex analysis in dynamical systems" (principal investigator)
  • 2013 Dynasty foundation grant (principal investigator)
  • 2013 RFBR grant 13-01-12449 "Slow dynamical chaos" (researcher)

Slow capture

A "slow capture" (similar to a slow mating) of the basilica.
The images are successive iterations of the regluing surgery
converging to a capture of the basilica.
They are produced using a version of Thurston's algorithm.

Timetable for today

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HSE Helps Launch Poncelet Interdisciplinary Scientific Centre

On May 22, Russian and French scientists met in Moscow to sign an agreement to create the French-Russian Interdisciplinary Scientific Centre J.-V. Poncelet (ISCP), which the Higher School of Economics helped set up.

After Turning Down Offers in New York and Berlin, Chinese Student Pursues Mathematics Training at HSE

For DaoDao Yang, a native of Dali, China, choosing a programme in mathematics came down to the decision of where he felt most challenged and most comfortable. This ultimately meant turning down offers at New York University and the Berlin Mathematical School to accept an offer from the Master’s programme at the Higher School of Economics. In an extensive interview with the HSE news service, Dao Dao recently spoke about what led him to choose HSE for his postgraduate study; his impressions of the programme, its professors and his fellow students; and his future plans.

Higher Education in Russia and Beyond: From Russia with Math

The sixth issue of HERB dedicated to mathematics is now available. There are three sections in the issue. The first section is devoted to the analysis of mathematical education in the USSR and modern Russia, the second one features the career opportunities for those, who received mathematical education in Russia, and the third section describes the current situation with mathematics in universities.

'The Winter School Is What Led to My Firm Decision to Go to HSE'

On February 4-8 of next year, the Faculty of Mathematics is hosting a Winter School at Voronovo, a special conference centre in the Moscow region with lodging and recreational facilities.