Welcome, Ilya

Prof. Ilya Shkredov is our inaugural Arnold Fellow. He works on additive combinatorics, number theory and combinatorial ergodic theory.

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Ilya Shkredov as our inaugural Arnold Fellow. Our five three-year Arnold Fellowships were set up in response to the conflict in Ukraine. Named after the Ukrainian-born mathematician Vladimir Arnold, they are ring-fenced for outstanding mathematicians and theoretical physicists from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Prof. Shkredov was born and brought up at the military base Kubinka-2 outside Moscow. After a flirtation with chemistry in his teens, he committed to mathematics, which he studied at Moscow State University, gaining his Candidate of Sciences and Doctor of Sciences there. He has done a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study, held a visiting professorship at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, and been Chief Scientific Researcher at the Steklov Mathematical Institute, among other things. In 2016 he was elected as a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Prof. Shkredov's main areas of expertise are additive combinatorics, number theory and combinatorial ergodic theory.

Outside mathematics, he is an admirer of the poetry of Joseph Brodsky.