Alexander Voronov

Visiting Professor of Math Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BS Moscow State University; PhD Moscow State University

Research Areas: Mathematical Physics; Topology; Algebraic Geometry

Alexander Voronov is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, USA, and an affiliated member of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, Japan. His research interests have always rotated around string theory and quantum field theory, spanning over various fields of mathematics. The main result of his 1988 PhD thesis from Moscow State University established the super Mumford isomorphism, confirming mathematically the dimension of space-time in superstring theory to be 10. Since then he has made fundamental results in algebraic geometry, homological and homotopical algebra, and operad theory. More recently, he has been working on higher structures and quantum deformation theory. In 2018 he was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.