Attraction of the leading scientists to Russian institutions of higher learning, research organizations of the governmental academies of sciences, and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation

Laboratory of Supercomputer Technologies in Nonlinear Optics, Plasma Physics and Astrophysics

About the laboratory

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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Name of the institution of higher learning:
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod - National Research University

Fields of scientific research:
Computer and information sciences

Supercomputer technologies in nonlinear optics, plasma physics and astrophysics

Leading scientist


Leading scientist's full name: Pukhov, Alexander Mikhailovich

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Academic degree and title:
Candidate of physical and mathematical sciences; based on the aggregate of his research works, his qualification was recognized as equivalent to doctor habilitatus, professor

Job title:
Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Dusseldorf
Field of scientific interests:
1. Theory and computer-assisted modeling of laser-plasma acceleration of particles. Author of the acceleration principle in Bubble-mode.
2. Massively parallel computations, High Performance Computing.
3. Theory and computer-assisted modeling of generation of high plasma harmonics using a relativistic laser.
4. Acceleration of particles in the wake of a self-modulated proton beam. Participant of the AWAKE experiment at the Big Hadron Collider at CERN.
5. New sources of electromagnetic radiation and high-energy particles.

Scientific recognition:
- Heinz-Billing-Preis zur Förderung des Wissenschaftlichen Rechnens (1999),
- Manheim Cup winner for parallel code productivity (1999),
- Recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofia Kovalevskaya Prize (2001).

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