**On March 15, 2018 **the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences of Bauman Moscow State Technical University held the first meeting ofthe Scientific Workshop "BMSTU Mathematical Colloquium". The workshop covered the following topic:

**On the simplicity and complexity of analytic functions of several variables**

The report was given by MSU Professor, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences **Valeriy Konstantinovich Beloshapka**.

Here is the **abstract **of his report.

**The study is concerned with the problem of measuring the complexity of analytic functions, i.e. the superimposition problem. The main focus is the function of two variables. In particular the study highlights three of Hilbert's thirteenth problems, explains why the function z = x + y is better than all the others, clarifies what simple solutions of mathphisical equations are like.**