А.Б.Сосинский,
Проректор НМУ по международным связям
Curriculum Vitae
Name: Alexei SOSSINSKI
Born October 7, 1937 in Paris, educated in France, USA, and
USSR
Equally fluent in Russian, French, and English
Married, two adult children
Permanent address: Russia, Moscow 117296, Lomonosovski pr., 14 kv.473
Telephone in Moscow: +7 (499) 241 0500 (off.)
Email: asossinsky@yandex.ru
Fax: +7 (499) 795 1015
Present positions
 Senior researcher. Laboratory of mathematical methods,
Institute for
Problems in Mechanics, Russian Academy of Sciences (since
1995)

Professor. Higher Mathematics College, Independent
University of Moscow (since 1992)
Previous employment
 Senior researcher. Moscow Institute of Electronics and
Mathematics
(19871994)

Mathematics editor. Kvant magazine (19751987)

Associate professor, Chair of higher geometry and topology,
Department
of Mechanics and Mathematics, Moscow State University
(19701974)

Assistant professor at the same chair (19651970)
Education

French primary and secondary schooling (except for 5th and
6th grades in
an American public school), 19441955.

Graduated from the Lycee Francais de New York with
honors (Prix
d'Excellence) and obtained the Baccalaureat 2ieme
degre in 1954.

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Washington Square College at
New
York University (cum laude, with honors in
mathematics, Phi Beta
Kappa), 1957

MSc degree (``diplomnaya rabota"). Chair of
higher geometry and topology. Department of mechanics and
mathematics.
Moscow State University. 1961

Postgraduate work (under professor L.~V.~Keldysh). Chair of
higher geometry and topology. Department of mechanics and
mathematics.
MSU (19611965)

Ph D. Moscow State University, 1966 (topic:
``Multidimensional
topological knots", thesis referees professors
M.F.Bokshtein and
R.L.FrumKetkov)
Membership

Moscow Mathematical Society, member (since 1967)

Kvant magazine (USSR Acad. of Sciences). Editorial
board
member (since 1983)

Russian Journal of Mathematical Physics, editor
(since 1991)

Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications,
associate editor
(since 1991)

Tournament of Towns mathematics competition, Jury member
(since 1988)

American Mathematical Society. Member (since 1993)

Matematicheskie Zametki. Editor (since 1995)
Main publications since 1992
 Preparation theorems for isotopy invariants of links
in
3manifolds, in: Quantum Groups, Lecture Notes in
Mathematics,
Vol.1510, Springer Verlag, 1992
 Feynman diagrams and Vassiliev knot invariants, IHES
Preprint,
M30, February 1992
 Formal cliche grammars (in Russian), Nauchno
Tekhnicheskaya
Informatsiya, б_аЁп 2, N12, 1992
 In the other direction, in: The Golden Years of Moscow
Mathematics,
AMS, Providence, 1993
 Russian popular math traditions: then and now.
Notices Amer. Math. Soc., Vol.40, N2 (1993)
 Codage des Noeuds, LaBRI, Univ. Bordeaux I, N79194,
1994
 A classification of generic curves on oriented
surfaces,
Russian Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol.2, N2,
1994
 Knots and lowdimensional topology (in Russian), IUM
Publications,
Moscow, 1993 (jointly with V.Prasolov)
 How to write a mathematical paper in English (in
Russian),
IUM Publications, Moscow, 1993;
2nd Edition ISLC, Minsk, 1994;
3rd Edition, Factorial Publ., Moscow, 1998.
 Knots, links, braids, and 3manifolds (jointly with
V.Prasolov)
Amer. Math. Soc. Publ., Providence, R.I., 1996
Russian edition: MCCME Publ., Moscow, 1998
 Vassiliev spaces and classical invariants,
Russian Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol.5. No.1,
1997
 Noeuds, Genese d'une theorie mathematique,
Editions du Seuil, Paris, 1999
German, Russian, Rumanian, and Italian editions in
preparation
 Smooth spaces and nongeneric hinge mechanisms
Russian Journal of Mathematical Physics, Vol.7, No.3,
1998