**Mishchenko Alexander Sergeevich **
was born on 18 August 1941 in Rostov-na-
Donu. Graduated in 1965 from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (Moscow
State University). Ph.D. in Mathematics and Physics (1974). Professor
of the Department of Higher Geometry and Topology (1979) at the Faculty of
Mechanics and Mathematics of Moscow State University. Leading Scientific
Staff Member of the Steklov Institute of Mathematics (the Russian Academy of
Sciences). Member of Moscow Mathematical Society (1968). Moscow Mathematical
Society Prize Laureate (1971), State Prize Laureate (1996).

The field of scientific interests: geometry and topology and their applications.