Mikhail Menshikov

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Mikhail Menshikov
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Born (1948-01-17) January 17, 1948 (age 68)
Moscow
Residence England
Nationality Russian and British
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Durham
Alma mater Moscow State University
Thesis  (1976)
Doctoral advisor Vadim Malyshev
Doctoral students
  • Sergei Zuev
  • Konstantin Pelikh
  • Inna Asymont
  • Stanislav Volkov
  • Serguei Popov
  • Marina Vachkovskaya
  • Valentin Sisko
  • Andrew Wade

Mikhail Vasilyevich Menshikov (Russian: Михаи́л Васи́льевич Ме́ньшиков, born 1948) is a Russian-British mathematician with publications in areas ranging from probability to combinatorics. He currently holds the post of Professor in the University of Durham.

Menshikov has made a substantial contribution to percolation theory and the theory of random walks.

Menshikov was born in Moscow and went to school in Kharkov, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He studied at Moscow State University earning all his degrees up to Candidate of Sciences (1976) and Doctor of Sciences (1988). After briefly working in Zhukovsky, Menshikov worked in Moscow State University for many years. His career then took him to the University of Sao Paulo before becoming a professor at the University of Durham, where he currently resides.

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