Viacheslav V. Nikulin

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Viacheslav Nikulin
Residence Liverpool, UK
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Moscow State University
Steklov Mathematical Institute
Known for Algebraic geometry
Scientific career
Fields Mathematician
Institutions University of Liverpool
Doctoral advisor Igor Shafarevich

Viacheslav Valentinovich Nikulin (Slava) is a Russian mathematician working in algebraic geometry of classical algebraic varieties, e.g. K3 surfaces, Calabi–Yau threefolds and others, mirror symmetry, arithmetic of quadratic forms, Hyperbolic Kac–Moody algebras.[1] He is a professor of mathematics at the University of Liverpool. A third chair of mathematics was established for Nikulin in 1999, the second chair having been established in 1964 for C. T. C. Wall and the first having been established in 1882.[2] Nikulin's teaching duties include modules on Riemann surfaces, Galois theory, and Lie groups and Lie algebras.[1] Nikulin has made notable contributions towards the solution of Hilbert's 16th problem.[3]


  • Nikulin, V. V.; Shafarevich, I. R. (1994), Geometries and Groups, Springer, ISBN 3-540-15281-4 
  • Alexeev, V.; Nikulin, V. V. (2006), Del Pezzo and K3 Surfaces, The Mathematical Society of Japan, ISBN 4-931469-34-5 

Along with teaching duties he is a prolific researcher. Since 1978 Nikulin has over 65 published peer reviewed articles.[1]