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NNU Cosmology and Elementary Particles Laboratory

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0047

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state budget educational institution of higher professional learning "Novosibirsk National Research State University"

Fields of scientific research:
Astronomy and astrophysics

Project goal:
To boost and intensify the Novosibirsk State University's research and education activities in the study of elementary particles and bring them to the world-class quality level.

Key project objectives:
1. To design methods of registering neutrino and searching for invisible matter in shielded chamber experiments, as well as medical visualization methods by designing cryogenic avalanche detectors on the basis of liquid Ar and Xe.
2. To formulate a method that makes it possible to distinguish between matter and antimatter by their atomic spectrums; to build a spontaneous CP-invariance violation model that agrees with cosmology.
3. To determine the impact of black holes on the development of the Universe's large-scale structure.
4. To measure the dark energy and dark matter parameters using new direct supernova and galaxy methods based on reliable original laboratory-designed models.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
The project will help establish a laboratory specializing in researching invisible energy and searching for cosmological antimatter using telescopes and elementary particle detectors.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Alexander Dmitriyevich Dolgov

Link to the scientist's profile

Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of physical sciences, professor

Job title:
Full professor (professore ordinario prima faccia con ruola) at the University of Ferrara

Areas of scientific interest:
Astrophysics, cosmology, physics of elementary particles and quantum field theory, problems of dark matter, dark energy, and cosmological barrio synthesis.

Scientific recognition:
1973 Lenin's Komsomol Prize.
1996 Landau-Weizmann Prize in theoretical physics (Weizmann Institute of Science).
2009 Pontecorvo Prize (National Nuclear Research Institute, Dubna, Russia).
2011 Friedman Prize (Russian Academy of Sciences).
Member of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.
Member of the INTAS Expert Board (until 2008).

Two monographs.
Approximately 300 articles published in some of the world's leading peer review journals, including highly referenced reviews in the "Physics Reports", "Reviews of Modern Physics" and "UFN".
Member of the organizational and program committees of more than 20 international conferences and workshops, since 2000.

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