Michael Farber is a Professor of Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London and

Research interests

Michael Farber has broad research interests and experience in various areas of applied and pure mathematics. He worked in the Institute of Cybernetics in the former USSR leading a department for optimisation and control of large radio telescopes. His results in pure mathematics include the solution of two problems of R. H. Fox about 2-dimensional knotted spheres in 4-dimensional space and a problem of S. P. Novikov about critical points of multi-valued functions on manifolds. Another achievement is the solution of the “zero-in-the-spectrum” conjecture of M. Gromov. Since 2003 Professor Farber has worked in applied algebraic topology, stochastic topology and topological robotics.