Polina Perstneva

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Polina Perstneva

Graduate Student, Université Paris-Saclay


  • 2020 — M.S. in 'Arithmetics, Analysis, Geometry Master,' Université Paris-Saclay
  • 2019 — B.S. in Mathematics, Saint-Petersburg State University

Professional Background

  • 2017 - 2020: Chebyshev Laboratory, junior researcher



Polina Perstneva is currently studying to receive a Ph.D. from Université Paris-Saclay, under the directed of Prof. Guy David. She received her B.S. in Mathematics from Saint-Petersburg State University in 2019 and has worked on several undergrad and graduate theses:

  • Master thesis: “Harmonic measure in high co-dimensions” under supervision of Professor Guy David (grade 18, general diploma note Bien),
  • Bachelor thesis: “Theorems of de Leeuw-Katznelson-Kahane type on the two-dimensional torus” under the supervision of professor Sergey Kislyakov (diploma with distinction).
Research Interests
  • Harmonic analysis (Fourier coefficients behaviour in functional classes: theorems of De Leeuw - Katznelson - Kahane type and connected statements, operators - multipliers, Men‘shov-type correction theorems, uncertainty principals)
  • Geometric analysis (harmonic measure in Rn, counterexamples to its absolute continuity to the surface measure, harmonic measure for sets of high co-dimensions, analogues to Dahlberg’s theorem for the latter setting)
  • Dynamical systems, mathematical physics (hysteresis, operators spectrum and properties)
  • Minor interests include:
    • Bellman function, TCS (classical algorithms, Machine Learning, AI and Godel‘s incompleteness theorem), combinatorics and geometry (geodesics and Laplace operator spectrum on surfaces).

Honors and Awards

  • Winner of MIPT math olympiad (2014), prize winner of OMMO (2014)
  • Prize winner of Saint-Petersburg stage of All-Russian physics and astronomy olympiads (2014)
  • Special diploma of Sakharov‘s Reading for poster, physics section, 2014
  • Scholarship of “Gazprom Neft” prize winner (2016 - 2019)
  • Fondation Math ́ematique Jaсques Hadamard scholarshiper (2019 - 2020)

Selected Publications

  • Kislyakov S.V., Perstneva P.S. “Indicator functions with uniformly bounded Fourier sums and large gaps in the spectrum”, arxiv.org/abs/2006.02561, 2020,
  • Aleksandr Enin, Polina Perstneva, Sergey Tikhomirov. “Periodic solutions of parabolic equations with hysteresis in dimension 1”, Zap. Nauchn. Sem. POMI, Volume 489, pp 36-54, 2020 (to be translated in Journal of Mathematical Sciences).