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Alexei Borodin

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Nationality  Russia
Fields  Mathematician
Role  Professor of mathematics
Name  Alexei Borodin

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Born  June 25, 1975 (age 40) Donetsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (1975-06-25)
Institutions  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alma mater  University of Pennsylvania
Notable awards  EMS Prize (2008) Henri Poincare Prize (2015) Loeve Prize (2015)
Education  University of Pennsylvania, Moscow State University

Doctoral advisor  Alexandre Kirillov

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Alexei Mikhailovich Borodin (Russian: Алексе́й Михайлович Бороди́н; born June 30, 1975) is a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



His research concerns asymptotic representation theory, relations with random matrices and integrable systems, and the difference equation formulation of monodromy.

Education and career

Borodin was born in Donetsk, the son of Donetsk State University mathematics professor Mikhail Borodin. He competed for Ukraine in the 1992 International Mathematical Olympiad, earning a silver medal there. In the same year, he began studying mathematics at Moscow State University, and (because of the collapse of the Soviet Union) was forced to choose between Ukrainian and Russian citizenship, deciding at that time to be Russian. He graduated from Moscow State in 1997 and received M.S.E. in computers and information science and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He was a Clay Research Fellow and a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Next, he taught at the California Institute of Technology from 2003 to 2010, before moving to MIT. In 2016-2017 he was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.

Awards and honors

In 2008, Borodin won the European Mathematical Society Prize, one of ten prizes awarded every four years for excellence by a young mathematics researcher. In 2010, he was one of four Caltech faculty invited to present their work at the International Congress of Mathematicians. In 2015 he won the Loève Prize and the Henri Poincaré Prize.


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