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Education PhD Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences 1983; M.S. Moscow State University (with distinction) 1977.
Affiliations Theoretical Physics Research Institute (2006-); School of Physics, Melbourne University (1993-2005); Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1980-1992); Visiting Professor, Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan (Oct. 1989 - May 1990).
Visitor or Researcher the Institute of Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste; National Laborary at Frascati; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva; the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Bern University; Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Lausanne; the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Research, Villigen; Karl Marx Universitat, Leipzig; German Electronensynchrotron (DESY), Hamburg; Physikalisches Institut, Aachen; the Institut fur Hochenergiephysik, Heidelberg; KEK National Laborary, Tsukuba; Osaka University; the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, Tokyo; Nihon University, Tokyo; Tokai University, Kanagawa; the University of Tokyo; the University of Oklahoma, Norman; Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Honours First Prize at Moscow State University "Physics Olympics" Competition, Gold Medal of the Russian Ministry of Education, "For Excellent Results in University Studies" Award of Moscow State University, 3 Awards "For the Best Research Work of the Year" of the Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Visiting Professorship Grant of the Japanese Ministry of Higher Education, Elected member of "Scientific Experts of Russia" Panel of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Letter of Commendation on outstanding quality of teaching from Faculty of Science and School of Physics, Melbourne University.
Research areas Generation of the baryon asymmetry of the Universe, possible small violations of statistics, search for particles with small fractional electric charge (millicharged particles), possible electric charge non-conservation, search for new light gauge bosons, possible violation of the SU(3) color symmetry, mirror matter, early grand unification, magnetic monopoles, orthopositronium lifetime problem, neutrino physics, variability of fundamental constants, and a novel test of Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND).
Current interests Range from foundations of quantum theory to experimental physics. The unifying theme is fundamental principles of quantum theory, elementary particle physics, and cosmology, both in their theoretical and experimental aspects.