**Alexandre Aleksandrovich Kirillov** (Александр Александрович Кириллов) is a professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. He invented the orbit method in representation theory, developed in other flavours also by Kostant and Souriau. He was a student of Israel Gelfand and they together lead a famous journal *Functional Analysis and its Applications*.

On Reshetikhin-Turaev theory constructing modular functors from modular tensor categories:

- Bojko Bakalov, Alexandre Kirillov,
*Lectures on tensor categories and modular functors*AMS, University Lecture Series, (2000) (ISBN:978-1-4704-2168-7, webpage).

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