Sergei Duzhin

Curriculum Vitae

Full name: Sergei Vassilievich Duzhin.

Citizenship: Russia.

Born: June 17, 1956 in David-Gorodok, Brest region, Belarus, USSR.

Official address: Steklov Institute of Mathematics, St. Petersburg Division, 27, Fontanka, St. Petersburg 191023, Russia.
Phone +7 (812) 3124058, fax +7 (812) 3105377.

E-mail: duzhin{*},
web home-page:

Education: Moscow State University, faculty of mathematics (mech-math), department of geometry and topology, graduated in 1978. Postgraduate studies at the same University: 1978--1981.

Degrees: Ph.D. from the department of mathematics of Moscow University in 1983. The thesis, "On some versions of the C-spectral sequence", written under the guidance of Prof. A.M.Vinogradov, was dedicated to the study of algebro-topological invariants of differential equations and foliations. Thesis referees: professors A.S.Schwarz, V.V.Lychagin.
Dr.Sci. (second doctorate): Petersburg State University, 2011. Thesis: Combinatorial aspects of Vassiliev knot invariants (in Russian). Thesis referees: O.Viro, I.Dynnikov, A.Omelchenko, reference of the leading organization (Independent University of Moscow) written and signed by V.Vassiliev and M.Tsfasman.

Employment history

Current principal job (since January 2001): senior researcher, laboratory of representation theory and dynamical systems (A.M.Vershik's lab) at St.Petersburg Division of the Steklov Mathematical Institute.

Current auxiliary positions: professor at Independent University of Moscow (part-time), (details are available here); professor (part-time) at Fizmatclub; principal researcher (part-time) at the All-Russia Research Institute of Sea Fleet.

August 1985 -- December 2000: Program Systems Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Pereslavl-Zalessky. Since 1986 I was a Senior Researcher and since 1991, head of a laboratory.

September 1994 -- December 2000: University of Pereslavl, associate professor of mathematics (teaching materials are available here).

September 1992 -- June 1993 (part-time): Moscow Higher Chemical College, lecturer in discrete mathematics.

1982 -- 1985: Mogilev Pedagogical Institute, assistant professor (undergraduate lecturing in geometry and algebra).

Visiting positions

May--June 2014: visiting scientist, Institute for Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Tokyo University. Host professors: T.Kohno, K.Saito.

April 2014: visiting professor, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Host professor: S.Yakovenko.

April--May 2013: visiting researcher at Max--Plank Institute, Bonn. Collaborators: M.Kontsevich, D.Zagier, Yu.I.Manin.

January--February 2013: visiting professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Collaborators: A.Kricker, D.Pasechnik, F.Duzhin.

January 2012: visiting researcher at IHES, France. Collaborators: M.Kontsevich, A.Sossinsky.

October 2010 --- March 2011: professor at Waseda University, Japan. Collaborator: Prof. J.Murakami.

March--April 2010: visitor at IHES, France. Collaborator: Prof. M.Kontsevich.

August--September 2009: visiting researcher, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Collaborator: Prof. H.Murakami.

January--February 2009: visiting scientist at Max Planck Institute, Bonn, Germany.

September--October 2008: visitor at IHES, France.

March 2008: visitor at the National University of Mexico. Collaborator: Prof. J.Mostovoy.

January--February 2008: visitor at the University of Toulouse, France. Collaborator: Prof. S.Orevkov.

January--February 2007: visitor at IHES, France. Collaborator: Prof. M.Kontsevich.

October--November 2006: visiting scientist at the University of Osaka. Collaborator: Prof. A.Kawauchi.

August--October 2006: JSPS visiting scientist at RIMS, Kyoto. Collaborator: Prof. T.Ohtsuki.

July--August 2005: visiting scientist at Max Planck Institute, Bonn.

February--April 2004: JSPS visiting scientist at the University of Tokyo. Collaborator: Prof. T.Kohno.

October--December 2003: visiting professor, the Ohio State University, USA. Collaborators: Profs. S.Chmutov, T.Kerler.

May 2003: visiting researcher, University of Strasbourg, France. Collaborator: Prof. V.Kharlamov.

January 2003: INTAS visitor, the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Collaborator: Prof. D.Siersma.

September 2002: visiting scientist, Uppsala University, Sweden. Collaborator: Prof. O.Viro.

January--February 2002: visiting scientist, RIMS (Kyoto), the University of Tokyo. Collaborators: Profs. H.Murakami and T.Kohno.

October 1999 -- March 2000: visiting professor, the University of Aizu, Japan.

April 1999 -- September 1999: visiting professor, Graduate School of Mathematics, University of Tokyo, Japan.

August 1995 -- July 1996 and October 1993 -- August 1994 : visiting researcher, the University of Aizu, Japan.

November 1994: visiting scientist, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy. Collaborators: Profs. S.Chmutov and C. de Concini.

February--April 1992: instructor at the International School of Networking, ICTP, Trieste. At that time, I set up one of the first 26 Web servers of the world. Click here for details.

Three one-month visits to the University of Catania, Italy, in 1991--1993. Collaborators: Profs. A.Ferro, G.Carra-Ferro.

Research interests in mathematics

Mathematical seminars

Selected conferences and invited talks

Selected mathematical courses that I taught


Membership in academic societies and communities


PhD works defended under my guidance:

Computer skills: TeX, UNIX, C, Pascal, FORM, Maple, HTML.

Language proficiency: I have spoken at mathematical seminars in Russian, English, French, Italian and Japanese. I can also read German and ancient Greek.

Personal information: married to Olga Muravtsova, two sons (Fedor, b. 1978, Vassili, b. 1987). Fedor is a lecturer in mathematics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Vassili is a PhD student at CUHK, Hong Kong, specialization: signal and image processing.

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