World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.


Stanislav Smirnov

Member of the Council

Fields Medal (2010), Saint Petersburg Mathematical Society Prize (1997), Clay Research Award (2001), Salem Prize (2001), Göran Gustafsson Prize (2001), Rollo Davidson Prize (2002), EMS Prize (2004), Prize of the European Mathematical Society (2004)

1992 – Graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of St. Petersburg State University.

Professor of Mathematics.

Member of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.

2003-present – Working at the University of Geneva as a professor in the Analysis, Mathematical Physics and Probability Group.  

Competed his undergraduate degree at St. Petersburg State University in 1992, where he worked under Victor Havin. After graduation, Nikolai Makarov invited him to Caltech, where he received his Ph.D. in 1996.

Smirnov has held research positions at Yale University, the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 1998, he moved to the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and took up his current position as a professor in the Analysis, Mathematical Physics and Probability Group at the University of Geneva in 2003.

In 2010, he won a megagrant from the Ministry of Education and Science, under which St. Petersburg State University got 95 million rubles for the establishment of a laboratory.