Alexander Givental

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Alexander Givental
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Nationality Russian American
Fields Mathematics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas
Thesis Singularities of Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations in Variational Problems with Inequality Constraints (1987)
Doctoral advisor Vladimir Arnold
Known for Arnold–Givental conjecture

Alexander Givental (Александр Борисович Гивенталь[1]) is a Russian American mathematician working in the area of symplectic topology, singularity theory and their relations to topological string theories. He earned his Ph.D. under the supervision of V. I. Arnold, in 1987. He provided the first proof of the mirror conjecture for toric Calabi–Yau manifolds, in particular for quintic hypersurfaces in P4. He is now Professor of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.


  • Cox, David A.; Katz, Sheldon (1999), Mirror Symmetry and Algebraic Geometry, Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, ISBN 0-8218-1059-6 .

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