Oleksandr Mykolayovych Sharkovsky

Oleksandr Sharkovsky
Born (1936-12-07)December 7, 1936
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
Residence Kiev, Ukraine
Nationality Ukraine
Fields Mathematics, Dynamical systems, Differential and difference equations, Mathematical physics, Topology [1]
Institutions Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Alma mater Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Thesis Some questions in the theory of one-dimensional iterative processes (1961)
Doctoral advisor Yurii Mitropolskiy [2]
Known for Sharkovsky's theorem

Oleksandr Mykolaiovych Sharkovsky (also Sharkovskii) (Ukrainian: Олекса́ндр Миколайович Шарко́вський) (born December 7, 1936) is a prominent Ukrainian mathematician most famous for developing Sharkovsky's theorem on the periods of discrete dynamical systems in 1964.


In 2006, he became a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is the head of the department of the Theory of dynamical systems at the Institute of Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.[3] [4]


  1. imath.kiev.ua/~asharkov/
  2. Alexander Sharkovsky, Mathematics genealogy.
  3. "Sharkovsky, Oleksandr". Institute of Mathematics. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. J J O'Connor and E F Robertson, Oleksandr Mikolaiovich Sharkovsky biography, University of St. Andrews.
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