Sergei F. Shandarin

Education and Degrees
M.S. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Moscow, Russia

Ph.D. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Moscow, Russia
Senior Doctorate Moscow State University Moscow, Russia

Fellow of American Physical Society with citation:
"For seminal work in the theory of gravitational instability,
particularly our understanding of the formation of superclusters in the Universe."

Contact Information
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Malott Hall 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., Room 1082
Lawrence, KS 66045-7582, U.S.A.

Telephone: (785) 864-5274 Fax: (785) 864-5262


Public and Media Presentations

After obtaining PhD I worked at the Astrophyscs and Cosmology Department (chair Ya.B. Zel'dovich from 1963 to 1982) of the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics until 1987.

In January 1987 I joined the Theoretical Department (chair Ya.B. Zel'dovich from 1982 until his death on December 2, 1987) of the Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems .

Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Kansas since 1989.

Main interests:

(*) dynamics and statistics of the supercluster - void network in spatial distribution of galaxies in the universe often referred to as the cosmic web;

(*) nonlinear dynamics of gravitational instability which - the major mechanism for the formation of a large variety of objects in the universe;

(*) geometrical and topological statistical descriptors of the distribution of mass and galaxies in space such as percolation statistics, Minkowski functionals, tessellations.