Evgeny А. Yakushev

Director of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems


Evgeny Alexandrovich Yakushev, Doctor of Science (Phys. and Math.).

Date and place of birth:

1 March 1973, Zhukovka, Bryansk Region, USSR


  • 1995    Voronezh State University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Nuclear Physics
  • 2001   Candidate of Science (Phys. and Math.) – “Search for admixture of heavy neutrinos in beta decay of 241Pu”
  • 2023   Doctor of Science (Phys. and Math.) – “Application of spectrometric methods and low-temperature germanium bolometer detectors for direct search of Dark Matter particles and other rare processes”

Professional career:

  • 1995   junior researcher at DLNP JINR
  • 1996–1998   internship in CEA (France)
  • 2002–2004   research associate in the University of Alabama (USA)
  • 2005–2012   senior researcher at DLNP JINR
  • 2012–2020   head of the Nuclear Radiation Spectrometry Sector in the Department of Nuclear Spectroscopy and Radiochemistry at DLNP JINR
  • 2020–2023   head of the Department of Nuclear Spectroscopy and Radiochemistry at DLNP JINR
  • Since 2023   DLNP JINR Director.

Scientific and organizational activity:

  • Since 2005   leader of the EDELWEISS project at JINR, member of EDELWEISS collaboration board
  • 2010–2017   member of the Scientific Council of the LSM in Modane (France)
  • Since 2014   member of the DLNP Science and Technology Council
  • Since 2015   co-leader of the research theme “Non-Accelerator Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics”
  • Since 2021   head of the DLNP Seminar on Nuclear Spectroscopy and Radiochemistry
  • Since 2022   head of the joint RICOCHET-EDELWEISS project at JINR, member of the collaboration board
  • Since 2022   member of the JINR Central purchasing commission
  • Since 2023   member of the JINR Science and Technology Council
  • Member of several projects and experiments: KamLAND, EDELWEISS, Majorana, Legend, Cupid-Mo, TGV-2, RICOCHET

Educational activities:

  • Since 2005   he provides scientific supervision of diploma works and theses. He is also a supervisor of 2 PhD theses.

Research interests:

Neutrino physics, Dark Matter, nuclear spectroscopy. Search for manifestations of New Physics (including supersymmetry) in low-energy processes and astrophysics. Novel detectors and experimental setups to search for and study rare processes using nuclear spectrometry methods.

Scientific publications:

Co-author of more than 150 scientific papers. The h-index is 42 (Google Scholar). Co-authored the paper on the first experimental detection of signals from geoneutrinos, co-authored “The White Book” on using reactors for detecting the neutrino mixing angle θ13. Co-authored a novel neutron detection method with iodine-containing detectors using delayed coincidences. Co-authored a paper on the first experimental observation of the change of the shape of the inverse-beta-decay spectrum related to neutrino oscillations. Co-authored the experimental solution to the problem of anomalously fast first-forbidden beta decays. Co-authored the experimental discovery of the low-energetic transition of 10.6 keV in 221Fr. Co-authored the atlas of low-energy electron spectra. Co-authored the first experimental measurement of tritium recovery by cosmic radiation in germanium crystals.

Honorary titles, awards:

  • 2016   the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (together with KamLAND collaboration)
  • 2016   the JINR Certificate of Honour
  • 2019–2020   the victory in the nomination “Methodological and applied research” (together with D. V. Ponomarev, S. V. Rozov, V. V. Timkin, D. V. Filosofov) in the competition of DLNP scientific works
  • 2022   First JINR prize (together with νGeN collaboration)



DLNP JINR Director



phone: +7 (496) 216-52-63,

e-mail: yakushev@jinr.ru