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Invited researcher

Vladimir Evgen'evich Zakharov

Nonlinear Wave Processes Laboratory
Year of birth
Academic degree
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Field of studies

Professor of mathematics of the University of Arizona (USA)

Head of the Sector for Mathematical Physics of the Lebedev Institute of Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

Professor, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Plasma physics, wave propagation theory for nonlinear media, waves on water (including killer waves), nonlinear equations of mathematical physics

Quote by the head of the laboratory: It is no use fighting killer waves we can only assume their occurrence.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2003 – Dirac Medal (together with Robert Kraichnan) (United Kingdom).

1993 – State Prize of the Russian Federation in science and technology for works on the solitons theory and the reverse problem method (Russia).

1988 – Badge of Honor (USSR).

1987 – USSR State Prize for research in physics (USSR).

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