I am currently a post-doc at IRMAR in the University of Rennes I.
I work in dynamical systems, ergodic theory and geometry. Currently, I am focused on integrable dynamics, billiards, and systems of zero entropy.
olga.romaskevich at univ-rennes1.fr
My previous work mostly concentrated on the understanding of mathematical models of systems coming from physics and mechanics. I worked in the setting of hyperbolic systems, and ergodicity. Currently I am concentrated on the systems which, in some sense, live on the other edge of mathematical world : zero entropy systems. I am studying integrable behaviour of dynamical systems, billiards in tilings, and working on the concept of polynomial entropy (the complexity measure that can be positive when the entropy is zero).
publications and preprints
Consider a periodic tiling of a plane by congruent triangles which is
obtained from an equilateral tiling by some linear transformation. We study a billiard in this tiling defined in a following way. A ball follows straight line segments and bounces from the boundaries of the tiles into neighbouring tiles in such a way that the coefficient of refraction is equal to -1. We show that almost all the trajectories of such a tiling exhibit integrable behaviour : they are either closed or linearly escaping. Although an exceptional family of trajectories has a very different, non-integrable behavior. These trajectories approach Rauzy-like fractals. We give a more precise description
of these exceptional trajectories. The proofs use the connection of this system with the dynamics of interval exchange transformations with flips. We also give the generalizations of our results to quadrilateral tilings.
We study the behaviour of a swivelling arm on the hyperbolic plane and find out an explicit formula for its angular velocity in the case when the angular velocities of each arm are rationally independent (in the ergodic setting). This work generalises a classical result of P. Hartman, E. Van Kampen, A. Wintner and H.Weyl for the study of a swivelling arm on the euclidian plane.
We give a normal form for a Hölder hyperbolic skew product in the neighbourhood of a fixed point. This normal form is smooth with respect to the coordinate on the fiber and Hölder with respect to the base. This theorem inscribes in the quest of understanding the generic behaviour of normally hyperbolic foliations.
 Yu. Ilyashenko, O. Romaskevich Sternberg linearization theorem for skew products, Journal of Dynamical and Control Systems, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp. 595-614 (2016) // [arxiv: 1505.05776] // journal version
We prove a theorem for the mean convergence of markovian spherical averages for measure-preserving actions of the free group. The theorem is proven for an open set of matrices governing the Markov chain . The Markov graph has to contain some specific graph as a subgraph. This theorem gives us the techniques to think about the convergence about spherical averages for Gromov hyperbolic groups.
 L.Bowen, A.Bufetov, O. Romaskevich, Mean convergence of Markovian spherical averages for measure-preserving actions of the free group, Geometriae Dedicata, 181 (1), 293-306, (2015) // [arxiv: 1502.01797] // journal version
The centers of inscribed circles of triangles corresponding to triangular orbits of an elliptic billiard belong to an ellipse. The proof of this theorem is based on classical ideas of projective geometry as well as on the modern approach to the complexification of reflection law.
In these two articles we study a three-parametric family of vector fields on the torus that models the behaviour of Josephson junctions. The first-return map on a meridian of the torus has Arnold tongues (level sets of rotation number with non-empty interior) with a very interesting structure. First, they exist for only integer (and not rational) values of rotation number and second, their boundaries auto-intersect. We describe the behaviour of these tongues in different limiting regimes.
 A. Klimenko, O. Romaskevich , Asymptotic properties of Arnold tongues and Josephson effect, Moscow Mathematical Journal, volume 14, issue 2, pp. 367-384, (2014), // [arxiv: 1305.6746] // journal version
 V. Kleptsyn, I. Schurov, O. Romaskevich Josephson effect and slow-fast systems (in Russian), Nanostructures. Mathematical physics and modelling, 8:1, pp. 31–46, (2013); // [[arxiv: 1305.6755 // journal version
Dynamics of physical systems, normal forms and Markov chains
My thesis was written under supervision of Étienne Ghys and Yulij Ilyashenko, in-between Russia and France. This great experience is called thèse en co-tutelle in French. I had two defenses in 2016: on the 25th of October in Russia and on the 7th December in France.
I am кандидат наук and docteur en mathématiques.
Please contact me if you are interested in a complete .pdf version of my thesis (available in English with French introduction as well as in Russian).
I have some teaching assistant experience in Russian and in French. I taught courses in Higher School of Economics (NRU HSE) in Moscow while I was a graduate student as well as at ENS de Lyon as ATER. I also organised some number of lectures and courses for motivated students. I co-organised a dynamical systems seminar at Moscow State University (MSU) when I was a graduate student and I taught some courses at the Summer School Modern Mathematics that takes place each year in Dubna, Russia.
2009 - 2011 Calculus teacher, School 57, Moscow
2011-2013 Dynamical systems seminar for undergraduates, MSU
2012-2013 TA Optimal control and variational calculus, NRU HSE
2013 Modern Mathematics, Random walks on the plane and their limits: simple random walk, LERW and SAW (with D.Chelkak)
2014 Modern Mathematics, Around n-body problem: integrable systems and KAM-theory
2016 TA L3 Algebra, L3 Topology and differential calculus, ENS de Lyon
born 6th July 1990 in Moscow, nationality: Russian
2003-2007 Moscow School 57 (silver medal)
2007-2012 undergraduate studies: faculty of mathematics and mechanics of Moscow State University (diploma with honours in 2012)
2012-2016 graduate student on co-tutelle program between National Research University Higher School of Economics and École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (under supervision of Étienne Ghys and Yulij Ilyashenko)
2016 Bourse l'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science
Co-organized events and seminars
2016-2017 Organiser of Geometry and Dynamics Seminar (with Marco Mazzucchelli)
2014-2017 Creator and organiser of Recreative Mathematics Seminar (known as Séminaire de la détente mathématique, more info here.
june 2015 International conference Geometries in action
april 2015 International conference Knots and links in fluid flows
january 2014 International conference Attractors, foliations and limit cycles
Invited conference talks
Invited seminar talks
Dijon (11/15), Nice (02/16), UFF Rio de Janeiro (05/16), PUC Rio de Janeiro (05/16), Paris Sud (06/16), Avignon (06/16), NRU HSE Nizhny Novgorod (09/16), Rennes (11/16, 09/17), ENS de Lyon (01/17), Marseille (01/17, 09/17), Grenoble (01/17), Paris 13 (03/17), Bordeaux (03/17), Avignon (04/17), Luxembourg(05/17), Lille (11/17), NRU HSE Moscow (12/17)
invited scientific sejourns
december 2012 ENS de Lyon (invited by Alexey Glutsyuk)
april-may 2016 Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Rio de Janeiro
Russian is my native language, I am fluent in English and in French.
I have some basic knowledge of German, Spanish and Portuguese.
You are likely to meet me at the following upcoming events :
|School on Teichmüller dynamics, Mapping class groups and applications||Grenoble, France||11-22 June||2018|
|Conference on Teichmüller dynamics, Mapping class groups and applications||Grenoble, France||25-30 June||2018|