Oleksandr Mykolayovych Sharkovsky

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Oleksandr Sharkovsky
Born (1936-12-07) December 7, 1936 (age 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) (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.[3][4]


  1. ^ imath.kiev.ua/~asharkov/
  2. ^ Alexander Sharkovsky, Mathematics genealogy.
  3. ^ "Sharkovsky, Oleksandr". Institute of Mathematics. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ J J O'Connor and E F Robertson, Oleksandr Mikolaiovich Sharkovsky biography, University of St. Andrews.

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