Oleksandr Mykolayovych Sharkovsky
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December 7, 1936|
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
|Fields||Mathematics, Dynamical systems, Differential and difference equations, Mathematical physics, Topology |
|Institutions||Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine|
|Alma mater||Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv|
|Thesis||Some questions in the theory of one-dimensional iterative processes (1961)|
|Doctoral advisor||Yurii Mitropolskiy |
|Known for||Sharkovsky's theorem|
Oleksandr Mykolaiovych Sharkovsky (also Sharkovskii) (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Миколайович Шарко́вський) (born December 7, 1936) is a prominent Ukrainian mathematician most famous for developing Sharkovsky's theorem on the periods of discrete dynamical systems in 1964.
In 2006, he became a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is the head of the department of the Theory of dynamical systems at the Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.