Professor Vladimir N. Belykh

He is currently the Head of Mathematics Department at Volga State University of Water Transportation in Nizhny Novgorod and Professor in the Department of Dynamical Systems and Control Theory at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod. He received numerous Russian and international prizes, including Lenin's Komsomol prize (1974), Medal of Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation (1993), Prominent Scientist Distinction of the Russian Federation (1994), Soros Professorship grant (1995), Distinguished Professor Scholarship (1996-2003).

He held visiting Professor positions at different overseas universities including the University of California at Berkeley; the Technical University of Denmark; Potsdam University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology; and Eindhoven Institute of Technology.

His research interests include nonlinear dynamics and chaos, dynamical systems and bifurcation theory, and dynamical networks. A chaotic attractor of a two-dimensional map proposed by him in 1976-1981, called the Belykh attractor, is recognized as a classical object of dynamical and ergodic theory.