I am a Professor of Computer Science
at LaBRI (Laboratoire Bordelais
de Recherche en Informatique)
at the University of Bordeaux, France
There are two versions of my family name, and four versions of my first name; hence eight possible combinations. All of them are correct, but some are incoherent.
Address, telephone, fax, e-mail
This book is an introduction to certain new directions in the (very classical) theory of combinatorial maps, otherwise called embedded graphs. Namely, we consider the theory of "dessins d'enfants", matrix integrals in map enumeration and in quantum gravity, moduli spaces of algebraic curves, Hurwitz spaces, and Vassiliev knot invariants. The Appendix written by Don Zagier presents a concise introduction to finite group representation theory and to its applications to enumeration problems.
A Russian translation is published by the Moscow Center of Continuous Mathematical Education, 2010, 480 pages.
A certain number of misprints and errors found up to now, as well as some clarifying remarks, are given here: ERRATA and COMMENTS
A course of algorithmic thinking for the 12-15 year olds. Was reprinted in 1997 and 1998.
A fourth edition: A. K. Zvonkin, S. K. Lando, and A. L. Semenov, Informatica. Algorithmica, Moscow, Prosveshchenie, 2006, 240 pages.
This book is an account of the author's experience in math activities with very young children (4 to 7 years). A journal, a collection of exercises, and author's reflexions.
Second edition: 2007
Third edition: 2010
Fourth edition: 2012
Fifth edition: 2014
In October 2008 the book was shortlisted to a newly established prize PROSVETITEL' ("Enlightener") for the best scientific-popular book.
American translation:Math from Three to Seven: The Story of a Mathematical Circle for Preschoolers, AMS and MSRI publishers, 2011, XIV+301 pages.
Korean translation:Mathematical Diary: How We Played Math with Kids, Tin Drum Publishing Co., 2012, 640 pages.
Cours du Master-1 MIAGe (J1MG8003)
Go to the site of LaBRI