Vladimir E. Fortov#


Vladimir E. Fortov
Email:fortov 'at' ficp.ac.ru
Membership Number:1778
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:RUSSIA
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1991 - present Professor and Chair Director of High Energy Physics Chair in Moscow Institute of Science and Technology
  • 1976 Director of Extreme Matter Department in the Institute for High Temperature RAS, (1992 transformed to the Presidium of RAS)
  • 1976 Head of High Dynamic Pressure and Detonation lab, then the division director, in the Institute of Chemical Physics
  • 1978 Professors of Physics and Chemistry in the Russian Academy of Sciences


Fields of Scholarship
  • physical properties of hot dense matter at megabar pressure range
  • measurements of physical properties (equation of state, conductivity, opacity, stopping power, light reflectivity, plasma composition, et-cetera) of strongly coupled plasmas with strong interparticle interactions
  • basic properties of matter under extreme conditions


Honours and Awards
  • L.P. Karpinsky Prize in Physics and Chemistry, 1997
  • P. Bridgeman Prize for Achievements in High Pressure Physics and Technology, 1999
  • Max-Plank Award for Physics, 2002
  • Alfven Prize of European Physical Society, 2003
  • Member of Rassian Academy of Sciences (1991-)
  • Head of Power Engineering Division of RAS
  • Member of European Academy of Sciences (1998-)
  • Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (2000-)
  • Member of the Max Plank Society (2000-)
  • Fellow of American Physical Society (2001-)
  • Foreign Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA (2002-)
  • Foreign Fellow of the Royal Engineering Academy, England (2003-)
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences, Sweden (2004)


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