Sergei Tabachnikov


Pennsylvania State University
Department of Mathematics
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7527 / Fax (814) 865-3735

I graduated from Moscow School for Mathematics No 2 (web site in Russian), class of 1973

PhD received from Moscow State University

I am a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society


Areas of interest: differential topology, low-dimensional topology, symplectic geometry, differential geometry, dynamical systems

Here is my curriculum vitae

Click here for preprint versions of some of my books and  here for preprints and reprints

Here is my Google Scholar profile and my MathSciNet citations


In 2000-2018, I served as Director of Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS) at Penn State

Click here for lecture notes of some graduate courses that I taught

Doctoral students: F. Dogru, PhD 2003; D. Genin, PhD 2005; Yu. Tyurina, PhD 2005; G. Stojanovic, PhD 2007; N. Early, PhD 2016; M. Harrison, PhD 2017; A. Chavez, PhD 2022,
L. Costa, A. Day, Z. Norfolk, A. Sharipova current

The course "Representations of infinite-dimensional Lie algebras" by D. Fuchs, Spring 2022: Lecture Notes, Lecture Recordings.


I am co-Editor-in-Chief and past associate editor of The Mathematical Intelligencer

I am Editor-in-Chief and past associate editor of Arnold Mathematical Journal

I am an associate editor of European Journal of Mathematics

I served as an associate editor of the American Mathematical Monthly (Notes Editor in 2010-2016) and as Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Mathematics

In 1988-1990 I was the Head of Mathematics Department of the Kvant magazine (click here, or here for web sites in Russian)
Click here for my articles published in Kvant (in Russian) and here for its brief history

In the early 1980s, I was a scriptwriter for a monthly mathematical broadcast of Soviet Radio. Some episodes are available for listening here, here, here, and here (in Russian}


I was a co-organizer of the summer school for young students "Modern Mathematics" in 2011-2017

In 2013-2015 I served as Deputy Director of ICERM at Brown University and was a member (Chair in 2015-18) of its Education Advisory Board

I am a member of Board of Directors of Association for Mathematical Research

I am a member of Heidelberg Laureate Forum Scientific Committee and Chair of the Selection Committee