Mikhail I. Belishev

Professor, Doctor of Sciences


email: belishev@pdmi.ras.ru

Principal place of business

St. Petersburg Department of V.A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Mathematical Problems of Geophysics.


inverse problems of mathematical physics.
In particular, 

  • multidimensional time-domain and frequency-domain coefficient inverse problems;
  • reconstruction of Riemannian manifolds via the boundary data;
  • inverse problems for the vectorial dynamical systems;
  • forward and inverse problems on graphs;
  • mathematical control theory problems.

 Directions of research

  • inverse problem theory;
  • control and system theory;
  • partial differential equations;
  • asymptotic methods in mathematical physics;
  • function analysis and operator theory.

Prospective goals:

  • relations between inverse problems and C*-algebras and noncommutative geometry;
  • function models of linear operators;
  • inverse problems for multichannel dynamical systems.

Basic Research papers

  1. Infringement of the condition for solvability of the converse problem for an inhomogeneous string
  2. Boundary control in reconstruction of manifolds and metrics (the BC method)
  3. Characterization of Data of the Dynamical Inverse Problem for a Two-Velocity System
  4. Boundary Control Method and Inverse Problems of Wave Propagation
  5. Boundary spectral inverse problem on a class of graphs (trees) by the BC method
  6. Some remarks on the impedance tomography problem for 3d–manifolds.
  7. Recent progress in the boundary control method
  8. Dirichlet to Neumann operator on differential form
  11. Elements of noncommutative geometry in inverse problems on manifolds

Alexander M. Budylin


Associate professor, PhD


email: A.M.Budylin (official)
email: budylin@math.nw.ru

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Directions of research

  • Semiclassical asymptotics
  • Pseudodifferential equations
  • Spectral theory

Basic research papers

  1. On the asymptotic behavior of spectral characteristics of an integral operator with difference kernel on expanding regions (with Buslaev V.S.)
    1986, Soviet Math.Dokl., vol.33, \No 2, p.400-403 .
  2. Reflection operators and their applications to asymptotic investigations of semiclassical integral equations. (With Buslaev V.S.)
    1991, Advances in Soviet Math., AMS, Providence, vol. 7, p.107-157 .
  3. Semiclassical asymptotics of the resolvent of the integral convolution operator with the sine-kernel on a finite interval. (With Buslaev V.S.)
    1996, St.Petersburg Math.J., vol.7, \No 6, p.925-942 .
  4. Semiclassical pseudodifferential operators with double discontinuous symbols and their application to the problems of quantum statistical physics. (With Buslaev V.S.)
    2001, Operator Theory: Advances and Aplications, v.126.
  5. Quasiclassical asymptotics for solutions of the matrix conjugation problem with rapid oscillation of off-diagonal entries. 2014, St. Petersburg mathematical journal, vol. 25, n.2, pp. 205-222.



  • Lectures «Higher mathematics» for 2nd year students, General stream
  • Seminars «Higher mathematics» for 2nd year students
  • Seminars «Group theory» for 4th year students (Department of higher mathematics and mathematical physics)
  • Lectures «Theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras» for 4th year students (Department of higher mathematics and mathematical physics)
  • Seminars «Theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras» for 4th year students (Department of higher mathematics and mathematical physics)
  • Seminars «History and methodology of mathematical physics» for 5th year students (Department of higher mathematics and mathematical physics)


Киселёв Алексей Прохорович

профессор, доктор ф.-м. наук

Киселев Алексей Прохорович


email: kiselev@pdmi.ras.ru

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Научные интересы

  • Дифракция и распространение волн
  • Приложения к механике, оптике, акустике Читать далее

Коротяев Евгений Леонидович


профессор, доктор физико-математических наук


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Fields of Research

  • 1D inverse spectral theory for Schrodinger operator with periodic potentials, Sturm-Liouville problems on finite intervals, for the difference operators, Schrodinger operator with matrix-valued potentials, perturbed harmonic oscillator.
  • Integrable systems (KdV and non-linear Schrodinger equation), a priori estimates for integrable systems, symplectic coordinates.
  • Geometric function theory (harmonic and functional analysis, geometric function theory, the Lowner equation for the conformal mapping associated with quasimomentum)
  • Scattering theory including few body systems in external fields.
  • Schrodinger operators on periodic media, including graphs, and nano-media.
  • Theory of resonances and inverse resonance scattering.
  • Multidimensional inverse problems for Schrodinger operators on the lattice. Читать далее

Mikhail A. Lyalinov

Professor, Doctor of Sciences


email: lyalinov@yandex.ru

 Directions of research

  • Asymptotic methods for the boundary-value problems of the wave propagation theory
    (acoustic, electromagnetic waves and gravity surface waves)
  • Mathematical theory of diffraction and canonical problems (formulas, integral transforms, functional equations, asymptotic estimates of the integral representations, numerical simulation)

Basic Research papers

  1. Mikhail A. Lyalinov, Electromagnetic scattering by a circular impedance cone: diffraction coefficients and surface waves, IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics (2014), P. 1 – 38  ( doi:10.1093/imamat/hxs072, to appear).
  2. Mikhail A. Lyalinov , Scattering of acoustic waves by a sector, Wave Motion 50 (2013) 739–762.
  3. Mikhail A. Lyalinov and Ning Yan Zhu, Electromagnetic Scattering of a Dipole-Field by an Impedance Wedge, Part I: Far-Field Space Waves, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, VOL. 61, NO. 1, JANUARY (2013), 329-336.


  1. V. M. Babich, M. A. Lyalinov and V. E. Grikurov, Diffraction Theory:
    the Sommerfeld-Malyuzhinets Technique (Alpha Science Series on Wave
    Phenomena). Oxford, UK: Alpha Science, 2008.
  2. M.A. Lyalinov, N.Y. Zhu, Scattering of Waves by Wedges and Cones with Impedance Boundary Conditions, in: Mario Boella Series on Electromagnetism in Information & Communication, SciTech-IET, Edison, NJ, 2012.

Research projects for students

  1. Mathematical modeling of the initial stage of initial stage of the tsunami- wave
    (linear approximation of the shallow water, integral transforms, functional equations,
    separation of the variables, asymptotic analysis)
  2. Electromagnetic scattering of surface wave by the geometrical discontinuities of the boundary, applications to the study to the scattering of surface polaritons

Сарафанов Олег Васильевич

доцент, кандидат физико-математических наук


email: osarafanov@rambler.ru

Научные интересы

  • псевдодифференциальные операторы и краевые задачи в областях с особенностями

Boris A. Plamenevskii

Professor, Doctor of Sciences


email: boris.plamen@gmail.com b.plamenevskii@spbu.ru

Research work

Approximately 170 publications including several monographs.

The studies are devoted to

  • the theory of elliptic boundary value problems for partial differential equations,
  • pseudo-differential operators,
  • mathematical waveguide theory with applications to electrodynamics, hydrodynamics, elasticity theory, and electronics.

Main monographs

  1. B.A.Plamenevskii, Algebras of Pseudodifferetial Operators, M., Nauka, 1986 (in Russian)
    Plamenevskii B.A., Algebras of Pseudodifferential Operators, Nauka, Kluver Academic Press, Dordrecht/Boston/London, 1989.(English Translation).
  2. S.A.Nazarov, B.A.Plamenevskii, Elliptic Problems in Domains with Piecewise Smooth Boundaries, M., Nauka, 1991 (in Russian).
    Nazarov S.A. and Plamenevski B.A., Elliptic Problems in Domains with Piecewise Smooth Boundaries, Berlin; New-York: De Gruyter, 1994 (Extended version, in English).
  3. V.Maz’ya, S.Nazarov, B.Plamenevskii, Asymptotische Theorie Elliptischer Rahdwertaufgaben in Singular Gestorten Gebieten, b.1, 2, Academic Verlag, Berlin, 1991 (in German).
    V.Maz’ya, S.Nazarov, B.Plamenevskii, Asymptotic Theory of Elliptic Problems in Singularly Perturbed Domains, vol. 1, 2, Birkhauser, 2000, (Operator Theory, Advances and Applications, v.111, 112) (English translation).
  4. B.A.Plamenevskii, Pseudodifferential Operators on Piecewise Smooth Manifolds, Novosibirsk, «Tamara Rozhkovskaya», 2010 (in Russian).
  5. L.Baskin, P.Neittaanmaki, B.Plamenevskii, O.Sarafanov, Resonant Tunneling (Subtitle: Quantum Waveguides of Variable Cross-Sections, Asymptotics, Numerics and Applications), Springer, 2015 (in English).

Teaching activity


  1. «Calculus» (for the 1st year students)
  2. «The geometry of manifolds» (for the 3rd year students)
  3. «Boundary value problems and pseudodifferential operators» (for graduate and post-graduate students)

Scientific supervisor of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students

Alexander A. Fedotov

professor, Doctor of Sciences
email: fedotov.s@mail.ru a.fedotov@spbu.ru

 Directions of research

  • Asymptotic methods of mathematical physics (quasi-classical, short-wave and adiabatic asymptotics)
  • Spectral theory of ergodic Schr\»odinger operators
  • Analytic theory of difference equations on the complex plane