I am a Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of Manchester. My research area is Differential Geometry, Topology, and Mathematical Physics. I have done research in supermanifold geometry, quantization, index theorem, quantum groups, and integral geometry. My most recent research concerns topics such as odd and even Poisson brackets, geometry of differential operators, homotopy algebras, super linear algebra and its applications, and others. You can find more information here.
Since 1991 till 1996, I taught at the Department of Mathematics of the Moscow State University. Before coming to Manchester in February 1999, I had spent some good time in California at the UC Berkeleyand (briefly) at the UCSD. I have been back at Berkeley a few times as a visiting scholar after moving to Manchester.
I obtained my Ph.D. and B.A./M.A. from the Moscow State University in 1989 and 1984. Moscow is my native place and my mother tongue is Russian. I consider myself as a member of the large community of Russian mathematicians working outside Russia. Besides mathematics, I am interested in literature, religion, and philosophy.