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School of Modern Astrophysics (SOMA-2014)

"X-ray Astronomy and Particle Astrophysics"

AQUAMARINE SPA-HOTEL, July 15-26, 2014


* Dmitry Zimin Dynasty Foundation
* Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
* Astro council of Russian Academy of Science

Scientific organizing committee

A.V. Gurevich (Chair), D.A. Varshalovich, V.V. Zheleznyakov, L.M. Zeleny, N.S. Kardashev, A.M. Cherepashchuk, V.S. Beskin, V.A. Dogiel, V.N. Lukash, V.V. Kocharovsky, D.I. Nagirner, D.G. Yakovlev

Local organizing committee

Vasily Beskin, Daria Bolotinskaya, Vladislav Tsvetkov


Vasily Beskin (Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow) (lecture pdf)
Sergei Bulanov (Kansai Photon Science Institute, Japan) (lecture plan)
Andrei Bykov (Ioffe Institute, Sankt-Petersburg) (lecture plan)
Andrei Demekhov (Institute of Applied Physics, N.Novgorod) (lecture plan)
Mark Dieckmann (Linköping University, Sweden) (lecture plan)
Valery Nakariakov (The University of Warwick, UK) (lecture plan)
Juri Poutanen (Tuorla Observatory, Finland) (lecture plan)
Mike Revnivtsev (Space Research Institute, Moscow) (lecture plan)

Vasily Beskin
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Scientific Researcher in I.E.Tamm Department of Theoretical Physics, P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences. Professor, deputy head of the department of physics and astrophysics problems MIPT (courses "Physical foundations of natural science","Magnetohydrodynamics", "General astrophysics").
Sergei Bulanov
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, JAEA Research Fellow at Kansai Photon Science Institute, Kyoto, Japan, Principal Researcher at the Institute of General Physics RAS, Moscow, Russia. Area of scientific interests: Nonlinear processes and charged particle acceleration in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas.
Andrei Bykov
Head of High Energy Astrophysics Laboratory at A.F.Ioffe Institute, St.Petersburg and Professor of Astronomy at Sankt Petersburg State Polytechnic University.
Works on supernova remnants, starburst galaxies, clusters of galaxies, astroparticle physics, particle acceleration, X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy, collisionless shocks and turbulence in astrophysical objects with extreme energy release.
Teaches Nonlinear phenomena in physics, Cosmology, Radiative processes in astrophysics.
Andrei Demekhov
Head of Sector, Department of Astrophysics and Space Plasma Physics, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Main scientific interests: quasi-linear and nonlinear plasma theory, theory of cyclotron masers, wave-particle interactions in space and laboratory plasmas, dynamics of radiation belts, VLF/ELF emissions and short-periodic geomagnetic pulsations.
Teaches Geophysical electrodynamics (Advanced School of General and Applied Physics, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod)
Mark Dieckmann
PhD in Physics, Docent in Scientific Visualization. Works as an associate professor at the Department of Science and Technology (ITN) at Linköpings University (Sweden). Teaches courses in computer graphics, numerical modeling and global illumination in the undergraduate program of the ITN. Has previously taught courses in plasma physics at the Queen’s University Belfast (UK) and a course on PIC simulations at the University of Potsdam (Germany). His research focuses on PIC simulations in astrophysics and in laser-plasma applications.
Valery Nakariakov
Professor of Physics, the University of Warwick, UK, and Leading Researcher, Main Astronomical (Pulkovo) Observatory, St Petersburg, Russia. President of the European Solar Physics Division of EPS. Main research interests: MHD waves, physics of the solar corona, plasma astrophysics.
Juri Poutanen
Professor of Astronomy, University of Turku, Finland, and Director of Tuorla Observatory. Works on black holes and neutron stars in X-ray binaries, active galaxies, gamma-ray bursts, ultra-luminous X-ray sources, X-ray polarization. Teaches Radiative processes in astrophysics, Stellar atmospheres, Stellar structure and evolution, High-energy astrophysics
Mike Revnivtsev
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of laboratory of Experimental Astrophysics in High energy astrophysics department of Space research institute, RAS