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NSU Nonlinear Wave Processes 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.G34.31.0035

Name of the institution of higher learning:
State educational institution of higher professional education "Novosibirsk State University"

Scientific research field:

Project goal:
To organize a nonlinear wave processes laboratory at the Novosibirsk State University specializing in fundamental research of the nonlinear waves theory.

Key project objectives:
1. To model the initiation and evolution of killer waves and tsunamis;
2. To research nonlinear wave processes and turbulence in multiphase environments and fibre-optic communication lines.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
1. The project will design mathematical models forecasting initiation of killer waves, which is important for the safety of maritime navigation and oil extraction;
2. The project will model optical killer waves and solitons to determine the likelihood of errors in transmission of data via modern communication lines;
3. The project will help advance the theory of wave collapses and solitons as applied to problems of advanced turbulence in liquids and nonlinear optics;
4. The project will design new mathematical models of dissemination of high-amplitude waves over a flat surface with vertical wave-breakers required for ensuring effective protection of sea coasts from tsunamis.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Vladimir Yevgenyevich Zakharov

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Academic degrees and titles:
Doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Job titles:
Professor of mathematics at the Arizona State University (USA); head of the mathematical physics division of the Physical Institute named after P. N. Lebedev; head of the Nonlinear Wave Processes Laboratory at the Novosibirsk State University.

Areas of scientific interest:
1. Physics of nonlinear phenomena.
2. Mathematical theory of solitons.

Scientific recognition:
- Recipient of the USSR State Prize;
- Recipient of the RF State Prize;
- Winner of the Dirac prize;
- Recipient of the fourth degree order "For Outstanding Service to Homeland";
- Recipient of the "Honour Badge".

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