Valeriy Zagrebaev - Curriculum Vitae #

Obituary, Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions

Education:

  • 1967–1973 Leningrad (now Saint-Petersburg) State University, Department of Nuclear Reactions
  • 1979 Candidate of Science (PhD): "The processes with rearrangement of nucleons and structure of the optical model potential", Leningrad State University
  • 1990 Doctor of Science (Phys. and Math.): "Semiclassical theory of direct and deep inelastic processes of heavy ion collisions", Leningrad State University.
  • 1993 Diploma of Professor.

Professional activity:
  • 1973–1991 Junior research scientist, assistant, senior lecturer, ChSU, Tcheboksary, Russia
  • 1991–1997 Professor of theoretical department, ChSU, Theboksary, Russia
  • 1997–1999 Leading research scientist, FLNR, JINR
  • 1999–2005 Head of theoretical and computational group, FLNR, JINR
  • 2005–2007 Head of theoretical and computational sector, FLNR, JINR
  • Since 2007 Deputy director of the FLNR, JINR

Educational activities:
  • 1980 – 1997 Assistant professor, Professor of Theoretical Physics Department, ChSU;
  • Since 2004 Professor of Nuclear Physics Department at "Dubna" International University

Editorship:

Editor of International Journal of Modern Physics E

Research interests:
  • low-energy nuclear reactions
  • synthesis of superheavy elements
  • deep inelastic scattering and fusion of heavy nuclei
  • reactions with exotic radioactive nuclei
  • short-wave approximation and wave catastrophes
  • computer simulation of physics processes

Scientific publications and achievements:

Author of more than 150 scientific papers,
co-author of the discovery of new elements 113, 114, 115, 116 and 118 at FLNR, Dubna

Main obtained results:

(1) Study and classification of the wave catastrophes in nuclear scattering [Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 71 (1987) 91].
(2) Explanation of the mechanism of fast light particle formation in heavy-ion collisions [Zeitschrift für Physik, A333 (1989) 57; Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, 35 (1995) 575].
(3) Development of the multi-channel and multi-dimensional semiclassical theory of nuclear reactions (including quantum friction) [Annals of Physics (USA), 197 (1990) 33].
(4) Discovery of the “di-neutron” configuration in 6He nucleus [Physical Review Letters, 82 , No. 25 (1999) 4996; Physical Review, C60 (1999) 044605].
(5) Explanation and predictions of the cross sections for superheavy element formation in the “hot” fusion reactions [Physical Review, C64 (2001) 034606; Physical Review, C65 (2002) 014607; Nuclear Physics, A734 (2004) 164].
(6) Co-author of the discoveries of 113, 114, 115, 116 and 118 elements [Physical Review, C69 (2004) 021601; C69 (2004) 054607; C70 (2004) 064609; C72 (2005) 034611; C74 (2006) 044602].
(7) Finding of a new sequential fusion mechanism and prediction for sub-barrier fusion enhancement of neutron rich weakly bound nuclei [Physical Review, C67 (2003) 061601(R); Physical Review Letters, 99 (2006) 162701].
(8) Development of a unified approach for description of deep-inelastic scattering, fusion, fission and quasi-fission [Journal Physics G, 31 (2005) 825; ibid. 34 (2007) 1].
(9) Prediction of a possibility for formation of superheavy nuclei and giant quasi-atoms in damped collisions of actinide nuclei [Physical Review, C73 (2006) 031602(R), Physical Review, C78 (2008) 034610].
(10) Formulation of a new idea on the production of unknown heavy neutron-rich nuclei located along the closed neutron shell N=126 (astrophysical waiting point) [Physical Review Letters, 101 (2008) 122701].
(11) Predictions for the production of superheavy nuclei in pulsed nuclear reactors and in supernova explosions [Physical Review, C84 (2011) 044617].

JINR awards:
  • 1998 Discovery of di-neutron in 6He
  • 2002 Experimental and theoretical study of fusion-fission dynamics of superheavy nuclear systems
  • 2007 Prediction of sub-barrier fusion enhancement for neutron-rich nuclei
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