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


  • 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).


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