Valery Rubakov was awarded the prestigious Hamburg Prize
News, 15 June 2020
Today, on 15 June 2020, the decision was published on awarding one of the world highest awards in the fields of physics to RAS Academician, Chief Researcher of the RAS Institute for Nuclear Research (INR RAS), Deputy of the RAS Academician-Secretary, Head of the RAS Physics Science Division, member of the JINR Scientific Council Valery Rubakov. He became a laureate of the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics 2020. The preamble to the award notes that the most important advances in solving the mystery of the origin of the Universe made by research collaborations all around the world over the past few years were often based on scientific papers by Valery Anatolievich.
RAS Academician Valery Anatolievich Rubakov is one of the leading Russian scientists in the fields of theoretical physics. His studies cover a wide range of issues in the area of quantum theory, particle theory and cosmology. He is not only an INR RAS employee and a member of the JINR Scientific Council but also a professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The awarding ceremony will take place in November 2020 in Hamburg (Germany). It is organized by the Joachim Herz Foundation in partnership with the Wolfgang Pauli Centre of the University of Hamburg and the DESY research centre, as well as by two physical scientific clusters of the University of Hamburg: “CUI: Advanced Imaging of Matter” and “Quantum Universe”.
The Hamburg Prize for theoretical physics is one of the most significant physics awards in Germany. The monetary equivalent of the Prize is 137,036 euros. This figure refers to one of the fundamental physical constants – the fine-structure constant, i.e. the Sommerfeld’s constant (1916) playing an important role in theoretical physics.