
Mathematical Events
The Third Conference of Russian Mathematical Centers
N. N. Andreev^{}, S. E. Boichenko^{}, S. O. Gorchinskiy^{}, V. V. Kozlov^{}, N. Yu. Lukoyanov^{}, D. K. Mamyi^{}, D. O. Orlov^{}, A. M. Raigorodskii^{}
The Third Conference of Russian Mathematical Centers was held on September 10–15 2023 in Maikop, the capital city of the Adyghe Republic. The organizers were the Adyghe State University and the Caucasian Mathematical Center, which functions on its basis.
The network of Russian mathematical centers operates in the framework of the national project “Science and Universities”. Four of these centres have the status of international mathematical centers and function since the second half of 2019: Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow), Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute at Saint Petersburg (a consortium between the Saint Petersburg Department of the Steklov Mathematical Institute and the Saint Petersburg State University), Moscow Center for Fundamental and Applied Mathematics (a consortium between Lomonosov Moscow State University and Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics and Marchuk Institute of Numerical Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences), and Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok (a consortium between the Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk State University).
The first regional scientific and educational mathematical centers were opened in 2018: six centers were organized in the contest, on the basis of Novosibirsk, Tomsk, and Yaroslavl’ State Universities, Kazan’ and the Southern Federal Universities, and the Adyghe State University; the last of these was named the Caucasian Mathematical Center. Subsequently, six more regional centers were opened, including the AzovBlack Sea Mathematical Center on the basis of Donetsk State University, the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (Donetsk), and Vernadsky Crimean Federal University. The Ural Mathematical Center is the coordinator of regional mathematical centers since 2020.
The first conference of Russian mathematical centers was convened as a Conference of International Mathematical Centers at the Sirius Mathematics Center on 9–13 August 2021. The Programme Committee headed by I. A. Taimanov selected 14 plenary talks (listed in accordance with the website of the conference): E. Hirsh (St Petersburg), S. Dyatlov (Boston, USA), A. Efimov (Moscow), S. Zelik (Great Britain/Moscow), D. Krotov (Novosibirsk), A. Logunov (St Petersburg/Princeton, USA), V. Podolskii (Moscow), A. Skripchenko (Moscow), Yu. Trakhinin (Novosibirsk), D. Frolenkov (Moscow), S. Shaposhnikov (Moscow), A. Buryak (Moscow), F. Petrov (St Petersburg), and V. Gorin (USA). Sections were organized by initiative groups, and the talks at the conference were grouped into 15 sections: mathematical analysis, theory of functions. complex analysis, operator theory and harmonic analysis, mathematical physics, integrable and dynamical systems, combinatorics and geometry, groups and graphs, knot theory, computability theory and mathematical logic, nonlinear dynamics and control theory, inverse problems and artificial intelligence, applied mathematics and mathematical modelling, nonlinear interface problems, and mathematical modelling in geophysics.
Prizes for young Russian mathematicians were awarded during the conference. A jury chaired by A. Yu. Okounkov selected the following laureates: in the nomination of Young Scientists these were N. V. Bogachev, E. Vl. Bulinskaya, and M. E. Zhukovskii; in the nomination of Postrgardiate Students, A. B. Kalmynin, M. A. Ovcharenko, and K. A. Oganesyan; in the nomination of Students, Ya. Yu. Alekseev, I. A. Bochkov, and A. I. Kulikov.
Starting from the second, the conferences of Russian mathematical centres are organized with the active involvement and under the supervision of the Department of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. As a result, general principles of the convention of these conferences were stated, among which we can distinguish the following ones. Plenary speakers must be young Russian mathematicians. All Russian mathematical centers and other organizations conducting research in mathematics participate in the work of the program committee. Sections must reflect all main trends in contemporary mathematics, and their chairs are selected by the program committee. The host provides a significant financial support for the conference; the participation of students and graduate students is to be supported separately. Talks are delivered in person, and the working language of the conference is Russian.
The Second Conference of Russian Mathematical Centers was held in Moscow on November 7–11. It was organized by Moscow State University and the Steklov Mathematical Institute. The Program Committee, cochaired by V. V. Kozlov and V. A. Sadovnichii, selected 13 plenary speakers, which included laureates of prestigious Russian and international awards and speakers at the International and European Congresses of Mathematicians: A. D. Baranov (Saint Petersburg University), D. I. Borisov (Institute of Mathematics with Computing Centre of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences), P. A. Borodin (Moscow State University), A. A. Gaifullin (Steklov Mathematical Institute), A. V. Gasnikov (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), I. Sh. Kalimullin (Kazan Federal University), M. A. Korolev (Steklov Mathematical Institute). E. A. Kudryavtseva (Moscow State University), A. G. Kuznetsov (Stekov Mathematical Institute), N. V. Maslova (Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Ural Federal University), A. E. Mironov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk State University), A. V. Pyatkin (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Novosibirsk State University), E. B. Savenkov (Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences). The talks at the conference were divided between 13 sections focused on the most important areas in mathematics: algebra, algebraic geomety and topology, real and functional analysis, dynamical systems and ordinary differential equations, combinatorics, discrete geometry, random structures, complex analysis, mathematical logic and informatics, mathematical physics and spectral theory, applied mathematics and mathematical modelling, probability theory, and partial differential equations. There were more than 650 participans from more than 50 Russian towns. Some of them were wellknown leading experts, and many others were bright young researchers. The perfect organization of the second conference was due to the involvement of S. O. Gorchinskiy, V. E. Podolskii, and A. P. Solodov on the part of the Organizing and Program Committees.
The descision of held the Third Conference of Russian Mathematical Centers in Maikop was made on a general meeting of the Department of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Program Committee was chaired by V. V. Kozlov with deputy chairs N. Yu. Lukoyanov and D. K. Mamyi and secretary A. M. Taras’ev. The 23 members of the Program Committee, who represented all mathematical centers, selected 14 plenary speakers and chairs of the sections.
The list of plenary tallks was as follows:
C. I. Bezrodnykh (Federal Research Center ”Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University) “Hypergeometric functions of several variables”;
V. E. Bobkov (Institute of Mathematics with Computing Centre of the Ufa Federal Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences) “Nonlinear partial differential equations and variational methods of nonlinear analysis”;
N. P. Bondarenko (Saratov State University and Samara State University) “Inverse spectral problems for differential operators”);
S. O. Gorchinskiy (Steklov Mathematical Institute) “Gauss–Manin connection and multidimensional local fields”;
I. B. Gorshkov (Novosibirsk State University and Sobolev Institute of Mathematics) “Axial algebras and related groups”;
D. N. Zaporozhets (St Petersburg Department of the Steklov Mathematical Institute and Saint Petersburg University) “Random walks”;
A. B. Kupavskii (Caucasian Mathematical Center and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) “Problems in extremal set theory: classical methods, Boolean analysis, and simplifications of DNF based on random constraints”;
K. V. Nefedov (Institute for Applied Mathematics of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Far Eastern State University) “Efficient supercomputer methods, highperformance algorithms, programm complexes, and magneric properties of nanostructure films”;
I. V. Oseledets (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and Artificial Intelligence Research Institute) “Computational technologies of solution of multidimensional problems, artificial intelligence, and ChatGPT neural network”;
V. A. Petrov (St Petersburg Department of the Steklov Mathematical Institute and Saint Petersburg University) “Tits construction and Rost invariant”;
A. P. Solodov (Moscow State University) “Generalized integrals, trigonometric series with monotone coefficients, orthogonal series, and geometric theory of functions of a complex variable”;
M. D. Surnachev (Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics) “Nonlinear partial differential equations of elliptic and parabolic type, stabilization of solutions, conservation laws”;
L. Yu. Tsiovkina (Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics) “Distanceregular coverings of complete graphs: characterizations, constructions, and applications”;
M. A. Shishlenin (Novosibirsk State University and Sobolev Institute of Mathematics) “‘Inverse problem, illposed problems, regularization, mathematical physics, numerical methods, and identification of models”.
Section speakers were invited by the chairs of sections selected by the Program Committee. There were 12 sections:
 $\bullet$ algebra (chairs I. V. Arzhantsev, A. S. Gordienko, and N. V. Maslova);
 $\bullet$ algebraic geometry (chairs S. O. Gorchinskiy, I. A. Panin, V. A. Petrov, and K. A. Shramov);
 $\bullet$ real and functional analysis (chairs P. A. Borodin, S. K. Vodop’yanov, and S. V. Kislyakov);
 $\bullet$ geometry and topology (chairs E. A. Kudryavtseva, G. Yu. Panina, and I. A. Taimanov);
 $\bullet$ dynamical systems and ordinary differential equations (chairs A. A. Davydov, O. V. Pochinka, I. N. Sergeev, A. Kh. Stash, and A. M. Taras’ev);
 $\bullet$ combinatorics, discrete geometry, number theory, random structures, and optimization (chairs A. V. Gasnikov, O. N. German, and A. M. Raigorodskii);
 $\bullet$ complex analysis and applications (chairs A. D. Baranov and I. Kh. Musin);
 $\bullet$ mathematical logic and theoretical informatics (chairs M. M. Arslanov, L. D. Beklemishev, S. S. Goncharov, and I. Sh. Kalimullin);
 $\bullet$ applied mathematics and mathematical modelling (chairs A. B. Bogatyrev, Y. Efendiev, and M. A. Shishlenin);
 $\bullet$ spectral theory and mathematical physics (chairs D. I. Borisov, V. E. Nazaikinskii, T. A. Suslina, and A. A. Shkalikov);
 $\bullet$ probability theory (chairs M. V. Zhitlukhin, D. N. Zaporozhets, V. D. Konakov, and S. V. Shaposhnikov);
 $\bullet$ mathematical education and awareness (chairs N. N. Andreev and A. L. Semenov).
The opening ceremony gave start to the rich cultural programme of the conference. The participance saw short performances of the folklore group Ashemez, the folk dance group Nart of Adyghe State University, and the singer Susana Dautova, a honoured artist of the Adyghe Republic. During the conference participants could also attend free of charge a concert of the State Dance Ensemble Nalmes, the State Museum of the Adyghe Republic, and the NorthCaucasian Branch of the State Museum of Oriental Art. A visit to the Golden Treasury of Asia Eutykh, an outstanding jeweler and the only Russian womangunsmith, was also organized for the participants. On the walking tour “Maikop of Evgenii Schwartz”, its authors Irina Konstantinova and Nadezhda Sukhanova, told the participants stories about Maikop of the beginning of the 20th century through the prism of the diaries of the future writer, who lived there till the age of 17. At the day off the hosts organized a trip to the foothills of the Caucasus, with a visit to the Hadhogh Canion, the Great Azish Cave, and viewing platforms with views of the Main Caucasian Range. The lunch served during this trip was an introduction to the Adyghian cuisine, the culture and traditions of the Adyghian people. Those interested could attend a lecture on Caucasian Yoga given by Zaur Kirimizovich Zhanè. The participants also showed interest to the Adyghian ‘Steinhaus dodecahedron’ gifted to each guest (https://etudes.ru/models/steinhausdodecahedron/). The cardboard model of a dodecahedron pulled by a rubber band is impressive on its own. However, its Ayghian version carries extra meaning: the flag of the Adyghe Republic is charged with twelve stars symbolizing the Adyghian subethnic groups, and each of these is shown on a face of the dodecahedron, together with the name of the subethnos.
Of course, many of the participants repeatedly visited the unique openair mathematics museum, the Mathematics Park (https://mathpark.ru/ru/). And the reader who types in the words ‘Pythagorean theorem’ on a Yandex map, is taken to Maikop, to the unique point with this name on the World map!
The conference was attended by 248 researchers from various Russian regions. Although in 2023 a trip to Maikop was quite long, the guests were warmed by the sunny Adygea and the cordial reception of the Adyghe State University. We believe that many of the visitors will be eager to return to Adygea with a talk, a lecture course, or for a longer stay.
The reader can find information on the Third Conference of Russian Mathematical Centers and some footage of the event at the site of the conference https://mcconf.adygnet.ru/; the videotapes of plenary talks are available at the YouTube channel of the Caucasian Mathematical Center https://www.youtube.com/@kavmatagu (https://clck.ru/37jTYS).
The conference of 2024 is scheduled to take place in Saint Petersburg, on the basis of the Leonhard Euler International Mathematical Institute. We hope for full success of the conference!
Citation:
N. N. Andreev, S. E. Boichenko, S. O. Gorchinskiy, V. V. Kozlov, N. Yu. Lukoyanov, D. K. Mamyi, D. O. Orlov, A. M. Raigorodskii, “The Third Conference of Russian Mathematical Centers”, Uspekhi Mat. Nauk, 79:1(475) (2024), 191–194; Russian Math. Surveys, 79:1 (2024), 183–187
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https://www.mathnet.ru/eng/rm10164https://doi.org/10.4213/rm10164e https://www.mathnet.ru/eng/rm/v79/i1/p191

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