Maxim Ogurtsov was born in 1964. He studied cosmophysics at the Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and graduated in February of 1988. He works in Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia, since March of 1988. Since 2002, he has been a Senior Researcher in the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute. Since 2007, he is has been a Senior Researcher of the Central Astronomical Observatory at Pulkovo, Saint Petersburg, Russia. He received his Ph.D. degree in physics and mathematics from Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute in 1998, and his Ph.D. degree of science from Pulkovo Observatory, Pulkovo, Russia, in 2009. He has also been a Scientific Secretary of the commission on physical problems of the modern climate change of the Saint Petersburg scientific center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg, Russia, since 2010. He is an author of 46 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 3 book chapters. The focus of his research lies on solar-climatic relationship and solar paleoastrophysics (reconstruction of different parameters of solar activity in the past). He is also interested in paleoclimatology, solar physics, dendrochronology, and statistical analysis of natural time series.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2013