Andrei Zelevinsky

Andrei Zelevinsky
Born (1953-01-30)January 30, 1953
Moscow, Soviet Union
Died April 10, 2013(2013-04-10)
Boston, United States
Nationality Soviet Union
United States
Fields Mathematics
Institutions Northeastern University
Alma mater Moscow State University
Doctoral advisors Israil Gelfand, Alexandre Kirillov
Doctoral students Arkady Berenstein
Giovanni Cerulli Irelli
Sachin Gautam
Oleg Gleizer
Daniel Labardini-Fragoso
Jeanne Scott
Ahmet Seven
Salvatore Stella
Thao Tran
Shih-Wei Yang
Known for Bernstein-Zelevinsky classification, Cluster algebras

Andrei Vladlenovich Zelevinsky (Андрей Владленович Зелевинский; 30 January 1953 – 10 April 2013)[1] was a Russian-American mathematician who made important contributions to algebra, combinatorics, and representation theory, among other areas.


Zelevinsky graduated in 1969 from the Moscow Mathematical School No. 2.[2] After winning a silver medal as a member of the USSR team at the International Mathematical Olympiad[3] he was admitted without examination to the mathematics department of Moscow State University where he obtained his PhD in 1978 under the mentorship of Joseph Bernstein, Alexandre Kirillov and Israel Gelfand.[4]

He worked[5] in the mathematical laboratory of Vladimir Keilis-Borok at the Institute of Earth Science (1977–85), and at the Council for Cybernetics of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (1985–90). In the early 1980s, at a great personal risk, he taught at the Jewish Peoples' University,[6] an unofficial organization offering first-class mathematics education to talented students denied admission to Moscow State University's math department.

In 1990-91, Zelevinsky was a visiting professor at Cornell University, and from 1991 until his death was on faculty at Northeastern University, Boston. With his wife, Galina, he had a son and a daughter; he also had several grandchildren.[7]


Zelevinsky's contributions include:

Awards and recognition


  1. News on website for the commutative algebra community
  2. Medal-winning graduates of the Moscow Mathematical School No. 2
  3. IMO Results
  4. A. Zelevinsky at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  5. A. Zelevinsky's cv Archived April 16, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. You failed your math test, comrade Einstein
  7. Northeastern University, Math. Dep page Archived May 1, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. I. M. Gelfand, M. M. Kapranov, A. V. Zelevinsky, Hypergeometric functions and toric varieties, (Russian) Funktsional. Anal. i Prilozhen. 23 (1989), no. 2, 12–26; translation in Funct. Anal. Appl. 23 (1989), no. 2, 94–10
  9. Gelfand, I. M.; M.M. Kapranov; A.V. Zelevinsky (1994). Discriminants, resultants, and multidimensional determinants. Boston: Birkhäuser. ISBN 0-8176-3660-9.
  10. Section "Combinatorics" at ICM'98
  11. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society
  12. Northeastern University, Academic Honors Convocation

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