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## Biosketch

Education: The Kandidat Nauk (roughly equivalent to a Ph.D.) degree (in Mathematical and Theoretical Physics) from the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (Kiev, Ukraine), 1976. Graduated from the Novosibirsk State University (Physics) in 1969.

USA citizen since 1986; joined the University of Alabama in 1989; full Professor (Department of Mathematics) since 1992; Professor Emeritus since 2011.

After expatriating from the USSR in 1979, worked also at the Department of Astronomy, Boston University (1980-1981); the Levich Institute, City College, New York (1981-1989); Service de Physique Theorique, CEA/Saclay, France (summer 1985); Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (1988-1989).

Earlier work included such topics as Stability of cosmological solutions of Einstein's equations of gravity; wave-generating Instabilities in Plasmas and self-gravitating systems (such as Galaxies and clusters of stars); and Turbulence-related dynamical invariants of topological character in Hydrodynamics.

Current research interests: Instabilities and Nonlinear wave phenomena (including Spatiotemporal Chaos and self-organized Complex Order) in Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics; Cosmology.

USA citizen since 1986; joined the University of Alabama in 1989; full Professor (Department of Mathematics) since 1992; Professor Emeritus since 2011.

After expatriating from the USSR in 1979, worked also at the Department of Astronomy, Boston University (1980-1981); the Levich Institute, City College, New York (1981-1989); Service de Physique Theorique, CEA/Saclay, France (summer 1985); Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University (1988-1989).

Earlier work included such topics as Stability of cosmological solutions of Einstein's equations of gravity; wave-generating Instabilities in Plasmas and self-gravitating systems (such as Galaxies and clusters of stars); and Turbulence-related dynamical invariants of topological character in Hydrodynamics.

Current research interests: Instabilities and Nonlinear wave phenomena (including Spatiotemporal Chaos and self-organized Complex Order) in Hydrodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics; Cosmology.