Vladimir D. Ivashchuk

Center for Gravitation and Fundamental Metrology, Russia

Vladimir D. Ivashchuk was born in Grigoriopol (Moldova) in 1958. He received an M.S. degree in physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1981 and a Ph.D. degree from All-Union Center of Vacuum and Surface Investigations in Moscow in 1989 under the supervision of V.N. Melnikov. Since 1984, Ivashchuk has been a Researcher Fellow at the Center of Vacuum and Surface Investigations of the USSR State Committee of Standards. Since 1995, he has been working in All-Russian Institute of Meteorological Service (VNIIMS) in Moscow. In 2004, Ivashchuk got his habilitation from the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia. He was awarded several grants from the Ministry of Science (Russia), Russian Foundation of Basic Research, Ministry of Education (Russia), DFG (Germany), NASA, and the University of Tennessee (USA). He had a (short-time) visiting professorship at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena (Jena, Germany) in 1995, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea) in 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2004, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Germany) in 1998, 2002, and 2006, Nara Women's University (Japan) in 2000, The California State University (USA) in 2005, and, also, under DFG grants, at the University of Potsdam (Germany) in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2000 and Konstanz University (Germany) in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006. Ivashchuk's areas of expertise are exact solutions in multidimensional gravitational and supergravitational models, solutions with branes related to Toda-like systems, and billiard approach near a singularity. He is an author of more than 100 scientific publications in refereed journals. Currently, Ivashchuk is a Leading Researcher Fellow at VNIIMS (Moscow) and a Professor at Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) and at the Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology. He is a Secretary of the Joint Seminar VNIIMS-PFUR on gravitation and cosmology.

Biography Updated on 28 September 2011

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