Sergey Fomin

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Sergey Fomin
Born (1958-02-16) 16 February 1958 (age 65)
NationalityRussia, United States
Alma materSaint Petersburg State University
Known forCluster algebras
AwardsLeroy P. Steele Prize (2018)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Doctoral advisorAnatoly Vershik
Leonid Osipov

Sergey Vladimirovich Fomin (Сергей Владимирович Фомин) (born 16 February 1958 in Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a Russian American mathematician who has made important contributions in combinatorics and its relations with algebra, geometry, and representation theory. Together with Andrei Zelevinsky, he introduced cluster algebras.


Fomin received his M.Sc in 1979 and his Ph.D in 1982 from St. Petersburg State University under the direction of Anatoly Vershik and Leonid Osipov.[1] Previous to his appointment at the University of Michigan, he held positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1992 to 2000, at the St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and at the Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University. Sergey Fomin studied at the 45th Physics-Mathematics School and later taught mathematics there.[2]


Fomin's contributions include

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  • Fomin, S.; Zelevinsky, A. (2003). "Y-systems and generalized associahedra". Annals of Mathematics. 158 (3): 977–1018. arXiv:math/0505518. doi:10.4007/annals.2003.158.977. S2CID 5153512.
  • Fomin, S.; Zelevinsky, A. (2003). "Cluster algebras II: Finite type classification". Inventiones Mathematicae. 154 (1): 63–121. arXiv:math/0208229. Bibcode:2003InMat.154...63F. doi:10.1007/s00222-003-0302-y. S2CID 14540263.
  • Fomin, S.; Zelevinsky, A. (2002). "Cluster algebras I: Foundations". Journal of the AMS. 15: 497–529.
  • Fomin, S.; Gelfand, S.; Postnikov, A. (1997). "Quantum Schubert Polynomials". Journal of the AMS. 10: 565–596.


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