Vadim A. Bednyakov

Director of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems


Vadim Alexandrovich Bednyakov, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics.

Date and place of birth:

31 October 1957, Moscow, USSR.

Education and degrees:

  • 1975–1981    Student of the Physics Department, Moscow State University
  • 1985    Candidate of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics), PhD Thesis: “Development of the parton picture of nucleons in deep inelastic processes”, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR (Supervisor: Prof. P.S. Isaev)
  • 1999    Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics), Thesis: “Study of the possibility of detecting supersymmetry in the rare processes and cosmology”, Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, JINR

Professional career:

  • 1981–2001    Probation Researcher, Junior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Researcher of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems (DLNP), JINR
  • 2001–2009    Chief of the Sector of Theoretical Studies of Interaction of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei, DLNP
  • 1993–2009    Scientific Secretary, DLNP
  • Since 2004    Coordinator of JINR’s participation in the programme of physics research with the ATLAS detector
  • 2009–2013    Deputy Director, DLNP
  • 2010–2013    Deputy Chief Scientific Secretary of JINR
  • Since 2013    Director, DLNP

Scientific and organizational activity:

  • 2002–2007    Member of the BLTP Dissertation Council, JINR
  • Since 2000    Member of DLNP Dissertation Council, JINR
  • Since 1993    Member of the DLNP Science & Technology Council, JINR
  • 2006–2008    Member of the LPP Science & Technology Council, JINR
  • Since 2008    Member of the VBLHEP Science & Technology Council, JINR
  • Since 2004    Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Physics of Atomic Nuclei”, JINR
  • Since 2013    Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Physics of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei”, JINR
  • 1997–2005    Organizer of six conferences on the new physics in non-accelerator experiments – NANP (together with S.G.Kovalenko and V.B.Brudanin)
  • Since 2012    Scientific Secretary of the Council on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Educational activity:

Permanent supervision of diploma works and of theses.
Publication of scientific and popular science literature. Translation into Russian and publication in Russia of textbooks by German scientist Prof. H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus Non-Accelerator Particle Physics (1997) and Astroparticle Physics (2000).

Scientific interests:

  • Physics of elementary particles beyond the Standard Model.
  • Physics of neutrino and rare processes.
  • Problem of dark matter registration.
  • Searching for the manifestations of new physics (including supersymmetry) with extremely high collider energies, and in low-energy processes and astrophysics.
  • Conducting physics research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with the ATLAS detector.

Scientific publications:

Author of more than 450 personal papers and reviews on elementary particle physics, dark matter problem, and neutrino physics. Co-author of about 260 papers within the ATLAS Collaboration. Author of a number of popular science articles.

JINR prizes and State awards:

  • JINR prizes for the years 1985, 1998, 2005   
  • 2007    Veteran of Atomic Engineering and Industry
  • 2009    Certificate of Honour of the Russian State Corporation on Atomic Energy
  • 2013    Certificate of Honour and Medal of the Moscow Region Government
  • 2013    Certificate of Honor of the Dubna Administration



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