Position: Full Professor
- PhD (kandidat fiziko-matematicheskih nauk), Department of Plasma Physics, Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 1993.
- MSc (Diploma), School of Radiophysics, Nizhny Novgorod State University, USSR, 1989.
Higher doctorate: DSc (Warwick, UK, 2007)
Research Interests: My research interests are in the solar physics, plasma astrophysics and nonlinear wave theory. The key word in all my work is a wave (for me, it is something which can propagate somewhere). Particularly, I deal with magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) waves, which are believed to be responsible for a number of astrophysical phenomena and are observed in the atmosphere of the Sun, solar wind and magnetosphere of the Earth (However, it seems that they can be found everywhere in the Universe, where there is a plasma penetrated by the magnetic field). Propagating through an inhomogeneous, non-stationary, nonlinear and sometimes active medium, such as the space plasma, MHD waves gain extremely interesting new properties leading to a number of amazing physical phenomena, like the existence of solitons, negative energy effects, self-organisation and many others. The observational discovery of the wave activity of the solar corona gave rise to a new branch of solar physics - MHD Coronal Seismology - a novel method for remote diagnostics of plasmas. In 2015 I was awarded the IOP's Payne-Gaposchkin medal and prize.
Major current projects:
- STFC Research Project "Oscillatory processes in coronal mass ejections", PDRA: Dr Dmitri Kolotkov.
- My research team (November 2017):
Current visiting and honorary positions:
- International Scholar, School of Space Research, Kyung Hee University, Korea
- Leading Researcher, St Petersburg Branch, Special Astronomical Observatory, Russia