1 October 1949 |
Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, USSR
|Institutions||Magnitogorsk Technical University
University of Toronto
|Alma mater||Novosibirsk State University,|
|Doctoral advisor||Sergey Sobolev|
|Notable awards||Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada 1998,
Killam Research Fellow, 2002-2004
Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2012.
Victor Ivrii, FRSC (born 1 October 1949) is a Soviet, Canadian mathematician who specializes in analysis, microlocal analysis, spectral theory and partial differential equations. He is a professor at the University of Toronto Department of Mathematics.
Education and Degrees
He graduated from Physical Mathematical School at Novosibirsk State University in 1965, received his University Diploma (equivalent to MSci) in 1970 and PhD in 1973 in Novosibirsk State University. He defended his Doktor nauk thesis in St. Petersburg Department of Steklov Institute of Mathematics of Russian Academy of Sciences in 1982.
Weakly hyperbolic equations
His first main works were devoted to the well-posedness of the Cauchy problem for weakly hyperbolic equations. In particular he discovered a necessary (later proven to be sufficient) condition for Cauchy problem to be well-posed no matter what the lower terms in the equation are.
Propagation of singularities
In a series of papers he explored propagation of singularities of symmetric hyperbolic systems inside of the domain and near the boundary. He was invited to give a talk at ICM—1978, Helsinki but was not granted an exit visa by the Soviet authorities; however his talk  was published in the Proceedings of the Congress.
Asymptotic distribution of eigenvalues
His work in propagation of singularities logically guided him to the theory of asymptotic distribution of eigenvalues (a subject he has been studying ever since). V. Ivrii's debut in this field was a proof of Weyl conjecture (1980). Then he developed a rescaling technique which allowed to consider domains and operators with singularities. He again was invited give a talk at ICM—1986, Berkeley but again was not granted an exit visa by the Soviet authorities. His talk  was read by Lars Hörmander and published in the Proceedings of the Congress.
Multiparticle quantum theory
The methods developed by V. Ivrii were very useful for the rigorous justification of Thomas-Fermi theory. Together with Israel Michael Sigal he justified the Scott correction term for molecules. Later V. Ivrii justified the Dirac and Schwinger correction terms.
- 1973-1990 Magnitogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute
- 1990-1992 École Polytechnique
- 1992–present University of Toronto Department of Mathematics
Awards and honors
- 1998 Elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Canada.
- 2002-2004 Killam Research Fellow.
- 2012 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.
- ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897
- V. Ivrii' C.V.
- V. Ya. Ivrii, V M Petkov, Necessary conditions for the Cauchy problem for non-strictly hyperbolic equations to be well-posed, Russian Math. Surveys, 1974, 29 (5), 1–70
- International Congress of Mathematicians#Soviet participation
- Propagation of singularities of solutions of symmetric hyperbolic systems
- Estimates for the number of negative eigenvalues of the Schrödinger operator with singular potentials
- Precise Spectral Asymptotics for Elliptic Operators Acting in Fiberings over Manifolds with Boundary, 1984, 238pp
- Microlocal Analysis and Precise Spectral Asymptotics, 1998, 731pp
- V. Ivrii, M. I. Sigal. Asymptotics of the ground state energies of Large Coulomb systems, Annals of Mathematics 138 (1993), 243-335.
- fr:Liste des membres de la Société royale du Canada (1997-2005)
- fr:Liste des boursiers Killam, par ordre alphabétique I
- List of Killam Research Fellows
- List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2013-01-26.