Vladimir Dragović
Full Research Professor of the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Head of the Department of Mechanics
The founder and chairman of the Dynamical Systems group
The cochairman of The Centre for Dynamical Systems, Geometry and Combinatorics of the Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Born: July 26, 1967
1987: B.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Belgrade
19881992: aspirant at Moscow State University,Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics,Department for Higher Geometry and Topology
1992: Dr. Sci. in Mathematics, University of Belgrade thesis:Rmatrices and algebraic curves advisor: Boris Dubrovin, Moscow State University
19922000, 20042007: teacher in Mathematical High School, Belgrade
19931998: Department of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, courses: Differential Geometry,several graduate courses
19961999: Head of the Committee for mathematical competitions of high school students of Serbia
19961999: Department of Philosophy, University of Nis courses: Differential Geometry, Partial Differential Equations
20032008: Department of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Montenegro courses: Geometry, Analysis and Geometry on Reimann Surfaces, Integrable Dynamical Systems 1, Integrable Dynamical Systems 2
20042008: regualar associate member of ICTP Abdus Salam, Trieste, Italy
20042008: Director of the Mathematical High School, Belgrade
20082012 Researcher, the Mathematical Physics Group, University of Lisbon
Employment
Since 2012, Full Professor of Mathematics, University of Texas at Dallas
Since 1988, employed at Mathematical Institute SANU
Conducting of scientific work
Chairman of the Seminar Mathematical Methods of Mechanics, since its founding in 1993
Advisor for four M.Sc. theses and four Ph.D. theses at Department of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
20012007, 2010: Member of the Committee for mathematics and mechanics of the Ministry for Sience of Serbia
20022005: Leader of Project 1643 of the Ministry for Sience of Serbia
since 2006: Leader of Project 144014 of the Ministry for Sience of Serbia
since 2005: CoLeader of the ItalianSerbian project Geometry, topology and combinatorics of manyfolds and dynamical systems
Awards
1987: Award for the best graduated student of the Faculty for Sciences and Mathematics
2004: Award of the Union of mathematical societies of Serbia and Montenegro for achievements in mathematical sciences for at most 40 years old researchers
2010: City of Belgrade Annual Award for natural and technical sciences (jointly with Milena Radnovic)
Publications:
Adabrah A. K., Dragović V., Radnović M.
Elliptical Billiards in the Minkowski Plane and Extremal Polynomials
2019, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 397407
Abstract
We derive necessary and sufficient conditions for periodic trajectories of billiards within an
ellipse in the Minkowski plane in terms of an underlying elliptic curve. Equivalent conditions
are derived in terms of polynomialfunctional equations as well. The corresponding polynomials
are related to the classical extremal polynomials. Similarities and differences with respect to
the previously studied Euclidean case are indicated.
