Welcome to Alexander Soifer's Website

Professor of Mathematics, Art & Film History.

President, World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions, 2012-2016

Editor and Publisher, Geombinatorics quarterly

Mathematical Courses taught are too numerous to list here. 

Courses in Art & Film History include:

Fifty Years of Great Films
Russian Avant Garde Art of the Early XX Century
Great European Film Directors
Russian Avant Garde Cinema
Russian Cinema Today
Michelangelo Antonioni and the Post World War II Cinema of Italy
Andrzej Wajda and the Post World War II Cinema of Poland
Kurosawa Akira and the Post World War II Cinema of Japan
Cinema of Denmark

I organized an international workshop "Ramsey Theory Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" at DIMACS, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, May 27-29, 2009. Springer is planning a book of survey articles of the workshop in its series "Progress in Mathematics."


Alexander Soifer's Current Coordinates
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway,
Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA

Phone (719) 255-1234
Fax (719) 255-4200


The Colorado Mathematical Olympiad: The Third Decade and Further Explorations: From the Mountains of Colorado to the Peaks of Mathematics 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Alexander Soifer's Book Cover: The Scholar and State



"The Scholar and the State: In Search of Van der Waerden" 

Alexander Soifer's Book Cover: The Scholar and State


"The Mathematical Coloring Book" is becoming a classic:



The Paul Erdös Award

Alexander Soifer in Wikipedia

Academic Background


Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty...capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.
-Bertrand Russell

It has been proved by my own experience that every problem carries within itself its own solution, a solution to be reached by the intense inner concentration of a severe devotion to truth.
-Frank Lloyd Wright