Oleksandr Mykolayovych Sharkovsky

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Oleksandr Sharkovsky
Born(1936-12-07)7 December 1936
Died21 November 2022(2022-11-21) (aged 85)
Alma materTaras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Known forSharkovsky's theorem
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics, Dynamical systems, Differential and difference equations, Mathematical physics, Topology[1]
InstitutionsInstitute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
ThesisSome questions in the theory of one-dimensional iterative processes (1961)
Doctoral advisorYurii Mitropolskiy[2]

Oleksandr Mykolayovych Sharkovsky (also Sharkovskii) (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Миколайович Шарко́вський, 7 December 1936 – 21 November 2022) was a Ukrainian mathematician most famous for developing Sharkovsky's theorem on the periods of discrete dynamical systems in 1964.

Life and career[edit]

In 2006, Sharkovsky 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.[3][4]

Sharkovsky died on 21 November 2022, at the age of 85.[5]


  1. ^ imath.kiev.ua/~asharkov/
  2. ^ Alexander Sharkovsky, Mathematics genealogy.
  3. ^ "Sharkovsky, Oleksandr". Institute of Mathematics. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  4. ^ O'Connor, J. J.; Robertson, E. F. "Oleksandr Mikolaiovich Sharkovsky biography". University of St. Andrews. Archived from the original on November 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Шарковський Олександр Миколайович (07.12.1936 – 21.11.2022)". imath. 22 November 2022. Retrieved 22 November 2022.

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