## Anatoliy T. Fomenko

Prof. A.T. Fomenko (born 1945), Dr. Sci. (Phys. and
Math.), Moscow State University,
- Member of Russian Academy of Sciences,
- Member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences,
- Member of Russian Academy of High School and Education,

Head of the Chair of Differential Geometry and Applications
in Moscow State University, Dept. of Math. and Mech.
He is a distinguished mathematician and well-known
specialist in the field of geometry, symplectic topology,
Hamiltonian mechanics, calculus of variations, computer geometry
and algorithmical problems in pattern recognition.

He is a winner of the State Award of Russia (1996) (in
mathematics), Award of the Moscow Mathematical Society
(1974), winner of the Award of the Presidium of USSR Acad. of
Sci. (1987). He obtained fundamental results in the theory of
minimal surfaces and solved the multidimensional Plateau's
problem (the existence of globally minimal surface in each
spectral bordisms class). He created a new theory of rough and
fine topological classification of integrable Hamiltonian systems
(of differential equations). This theory was applied to the
important problem of classification of isoenergy surfaces for
integrable dynamical systems arising in celestial mechanics field
and in the theory of the motion of the rigid body. Fomenko with
his pupils obtained the topological classification of concrete
integrable systems in mathematical physics and theoretical
mechanics.

He developed a new empirico-statistical methods for historical
texts (e.g. chronicles) analysis.

Among the well-known books written by A.T.Fomenko are:

- "Modern Geometry" (together with S.P. Novikov and
B.A.Dubrovin) (Springer),
- "Variational Methods in Topology" (Reidel),
- "Differential Geometry and Topology" (Plenum),
- "Variational Topological Problems" (Gordon and Breach),
- "Homotopic Topology" (together with D.B.Fuchs and V.L.
Gutenmacher), Moscow,
- "Symplectic Geometry. Methods and Applications" (Gordon and
Breach),
- "Basic Elements of Differential Geometry and Topology"(together
with S.P.Novikov) (Kluwer),
- "Course of Homotopic Topology" (together with D.B. Fuchs),
- "Minimal Surfaces and Plateau's Problem" (together with Dao
Chong Thi) (American Math.Soc.),
- "Integrability and Non-Integrability in Geometry and Mechanics"
(Kluwer).
- "Visual Geometry and Topology" (Springer).
The following books were published originally in English:

- "Plateau's Problem", vols 1,2 (Gordon and Breach),
- "Integrable Systems on Lie Algebras and Symmetric Spaces"
(together with V.V.Trofimov), (Gordon and Breach),
- "Mathematical Impressions" (American Math. Soc.).

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