Anatoly Samoilenko

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Anatoly Samoilenko : biography

January 2, 1938 –

At present, Samoilenko is the author of about 400 scientific works, including 30 monographs and 15 textbooks, most of which have been translated into foreign languages. His monographs made an important contribution to mathematical science and education. According to MathSciNet, the scientific papers of Samoilenko were cited 336 times by 208 authors.

The scientific interests of Samoilenko cover a broad range of important problems in the qualitative theory of differential equations, nonlinear mechanics, and the theory of nonlinear oscillations. His deep results in the theory of multifrequency oscillations, perturbation theory of toroidal manifolds, asymptotic methods of nonlinear mechanics, theory of impulsive systems, theory of differential equations with delay, and theory of boundary-value problems were highly appreciated in Ukraine and abroad. Academician Samoilenko is the founder of a scientific school in the theory of multifrequency oscillations and theory of impulsive systems recognized by the international mathematical community. His successful many-year guidance of the Institute of Mathematics of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences furthers the rapid development of mathematics in the Ukraine and the continuation of the best traditions of the world-known Bogolyubov – Krylov – Mitropolskiy Kyiv scientific school.

The worldwide recognition of Samoilenko’s mathematical results is illustrated by notions well known in the mathematical literature such as the Samoilenko numerical-analytic method and the Samoilenko – Green function (the kernel of an integral operator related to the problem of an invariant torus of a dynamical system).

Samoilenko gives much attention to training scientists of the highest qualification. For many years, he had given lectures at the Shevchenko Kyiv National University and the "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" National Technical University and guided the scientific work of postgraduate and doctoral students. Despite the extremely busy schedule of his work as the Director of the Institute of Mathematics of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences for about 20 last years (since 2006, he has also been the Academician-Secretary of the Department of Mathematics at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), Samoilenko finds time for organizational and public activities. In particular, Samoilenko is the President of the "Foundation for Support of the Development of Mathematical Sciences" All-Ukrainian charity organization. Many young talents from the "small homeland" of Samoilenko (Malynshchyna) are grateful to him for founding and heading the charity foundation for support of the development of gifted children and youth.

Samoilenko found and taught many nonordinary scientists. He created an international scientific school in differential equations. Among his disciples, there are 33 doctors and 82 candidates of physical and mathematical sciences, who are now researchers of prestigious scientific institutions, professors, heads of chairs, deans, and rectors (scientific researchers, pedagogs, and administrators of various levels). For example, Samoilenko’s alma mater (the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics at the Shevchenko Kyiv National University) has been headed for many years by his disciples (Professors M. O. Perestyuk and I. O. Parasyuk). Among other well-known scientists belonging to Samoilenko’s mathematical school, one may mention Professor Kenzhebaev, the rector of the Zhubanov Aktobe University, one of the most reputable universities in Kazakhstan, and Academician M. Ilolov, the President of the Tajik Academy of Sciences.

Samoilenko is a member of the Ukrainian Mathematical Society, the American Mathematical Society, and the editorial boards of numerous Ukrainian and foreign mathematical journals, among which there are Differential Equations, Reports of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, In the world of mathematics, Nonlinear Mathematical Physics, Memoirs on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics, and Miskolc Mathematical Notes.The official site of the Miskolc Mathematical Notes http://mat76.mat.uni-miskolc.hu/~mnotes/author_card.php?author_id=17. He is an editor-in-chief of the Ukrainian Matemathical Journal,The official site of English-language version of Ukrainian Mathematical Journal http://www.springer.com/mathematics/journal/11253?detailsPage=editorialBoard. Nonlinear Oscillations journalThe official site of Nonlinear Oscillations http://www.imath.kiev.ua/~nosc/web/editors.php?lang=en. and the Ukrainian Mathematical Bulletin.

Samoilenko is a full member of the National Academy of Sciences of UkraineThe official site of NAS of Ukraine http://www.nas.gov.ua/en/Structure/dmat/imat/Pages/default.aspx. (since 1995) and the European Academy of SciencesThe official site of EURASC http://www.eurasc.org/members/members.asp?Cognome=s. (since 2002). He is a Foreign Member of the Tajik Academy of Sciences (since 2011).

Samoilenko was awarded Order of Friendship of Peoples (1984), and Order of Merit of degree III (2003), Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of degree V (2008), a Diploma of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine (1987), and the titles of an Honored Scientist of Ukraine (1998) and a Soros Professor (1998). He was also awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in the Field of Science and Engineering (1985 and 1996), State Prize of Ukraine in the Field of Education (2012), Ostrovsky Prize (1968), Krylov Prize (1981), Bogolyubov Prize (1998), Lavrentyev Prize (2000), Ostrogradsky Prize (2004) and Mitropolskiy Prize (2010).