Irina Yaroslavna Aref'eva

Professor of the Steklov Mathematical Institute

Steklov Mathematical Institute
Gubkina str. 8, 119991, Moscow, Russia
Tel.: +7 (499) 135-13-70
Fax: +7 (499) 135-05-55


I was born on October 1, 1946, Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg), USSR.


  • 1970, Leningrad State University (with highest honors)
  • 1973, Candidate of science (Ph.D.), Thesis title: "Scattering theory for constructive quantum field theory", Leningrad Dept. of Steklov Mathematical Institute
  • 1982, Doctor of Science in physics and mathematics, Thesis title: "Renormalizations in essential nonlinear models in quantum field theory", Steklov Mathematical Institute

Academic appointments

1970–1977: Scientific researcher, Leningrad Department of Steklov Mathematical Institute
1977–1984: Scientific researcher, Steklov Mathematical Institute.
1984–present: Professor in Department of Theoretical Physics    Steklov Mathematical Institute    Russian Academy of Science .

Research supervision of 8 candidates of science (Ph. D.) and 1 doctor of science.

Member of Editor Board of

Journal of Physics A, Mathematical and General, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol, UK, 2000–2006
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Moscow, Russia, 2008–present
P-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis, and Applications, 2009–present

Special honors and awards

1977: Gold medal of Academy of Science of USSR for Young Scientists
1986: The prize of Mathematical Branch of Academy of Science

Scientific interests:
Main scientific interests are connected with development of non-perturbative methods in quantum field theory and strings.
Principal fields of research:
Quantum field theory
String theory with application to high energy physics and cosmology