Michael I. Monastyrsky, mathematician with a specialization in mathematical
physics, is a Professor at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental
Physics and the Institute of History of Science and Technology in Moscow,
Russia. Dr. Monastyrsky was born in Moscow, September 3, 1945, and graduated
from the Department of Mathematics, Moscow University, 1967, Ph.D, Dr.Sci
(ITEP). He is a member of the Moscow and American Mathematical Societies
and the International Commission on the History of Mathematics. His research
interests include development and applications of the modern mathematical
methods, especially topology, differential geometry and group theory to
a wide ranging area of physics: quantum field theory, condensed matter
(liquid crystals, superfluid liquids) and nonlinear phenomena. The author
of numerous papers in these fields and several books, including: |