Alexander "Sasha" L. Volberg

Alexander L. Volberg
  • MSU Foundation Professor, University Distinguished Professor
  • Mathematics


Alexander “Sasha” L. Volberg, University Distinguished Professor of mathematics, specializes in harmonic analysis, singular integrals and operator theory and serves as the face of mathematics for MSU on a global scale. His 2014 paper in Acta Mathematica resolved the 30-year-old David-Semmes conjecture, concerning the possible structure of the singularity in the underlying measure of bounded Calderon-Zygmund operators.

Volberg, who joined MSU in 1991, received his MS from St. Petersburg University, Russia, and his PhD from Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russian Academy of Science.

Volberg has published more than 160 papers on his research. His many awards and honors include a Salem Prize, a Lars Onsager Medal for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and a Humboldt Foundation Professorship. Volberg was recently honored at an international conference in Bedlewo, Poland, that covered developments in the areas of analysis (notably, harmonic analysis, spectral theory of functions and operators, one- dimensional complex analysis, potential analysis, and their applications), in which Volberg has made substantial and recognized contributions over the past 25 years.