Mikhail Grigorievich Itkis

Vice-Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research

 

Mikhail G. Itkis, Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Professor.


Date and place of birth:


7 December 1942, Taldy Kurgan Region, Kazakhstan, USSR


Education:

  • 1961–1966 Moscow State University
  • 1974 Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics
  • 1985 Doctor of Science in Physics and Mathematics
  • 1988 Professor


Professional career:

  • 1967–1992 Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences); engineer, Senior Scientist, Head of scientific department
  • 1993–1996 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, Deputy Director
  • 1997–2007 Director, Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, JINR
  • January–March 2006 Acting Vice-Director of JINR
  • 2006–2010 Vice-Director of JINR
  • 7 May 2010 – September 2011 JINR Director at interim
  • Since September 2011 Vice-Director of JINR


Research interests:

  • Heavy and superheavy nucleus research.
  • Synthesis of new heaviest elements.
  • Electromagnetic and chemical separation of products of nuclear reactions.
  • Measurements of production cross sections and decay properties of heavy nuclei.
  • The influence of nuclear shells on the stability of heavy nuclei.
  • Spontaneous fission of heavy nuclei. Fission modes.
  • Fission from the isomeric state of a nucleus (spin and shape isomers).
  • Spontaneous emission of clusters.
  • Beta-delayed fi ssion of neutron-defi cient isotopes.
  • Fission and quasi-fi ssion of exotic nuclei.
  • Mass and energy spectra, angular distributions of fragments


Scientific publications:

Author of more than 250 papers


Prizes, honorary titles:

Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation in science and technology 2010, for the discovery of a new field of stability of superheavy elements (in collaboration with Academician Yu. Oganessian). Title “Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Bucharest” (2019).

CONTACTS

Mikhail G. ITKIS

 

Mikhail G. ITKIS

 

phone: +7 (49621) 6-41-57, 6-59-11

fax: +7 (49621) 6-52-10, +7 (495) 632-78-80

e-mail: itkis@jinr.ru