about myself **mathematics**for students talks teaching

**Outline** of my mathematical results and some
**plans** are presented in
**Research Statement**.

The papers, or rather their
list with bibliographic data and links to **pdf- or
ps-files,**
if available.

Twice I formulated publicaly my
** views on the nature of Mathematics, its objects of study, position
in society** and interaction of mathematicians with other sciences. In
both cases this was done to mathematicians and hence the facts commonly
known to mathematicians were mentioned without explanations. Eventually
I am going to write about this something more intelligible to
non-mathematicians.

The first occasion was in December 2005 in a meeting of Saint Petersburg Mathematical Society. Here is a transcript of my talk (in Russian).

A complete video recording of the meeting can be found on the web site of SPbMS. I would like to attract attention to a speech by Anatoly Vershik which followed my talk. In particular he discussed the differense between the part of applied mathematical work visible to a non-mathematician and anticipation of the same work by a mathematician.

A second more detailed attempt to present my views was made on conference "Perspectives in Analysis, Geometry, and Topology" in Stockholm, 2008.