Sergey Nikolaevich Nedelko

Chief Scientific Secretary of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research


Sergey N. Nedelko, Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics.

Date and place of birth:

April 30, 1963, Ordzhonikidze (Vladikavkaz), North Ossetia, USSR


  • 1980-1985 North Ossetian State University, physicist
  • 1989-1992 Tomsk State University, PhD student


  • 1993 Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciencies in specialty theoretical and mathematical physics (Thesis ”Inequivalent representations and phase structure of φ4d field theory”, BLTP JINR)

Professional career:

  • 1987-1989 Fellow researcher, BLTP JINR
  • 1992-1997 Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Chair of Theoretical and Nuclear Physics, Saratov State University, Saratov
  • 1993 Researcher, BLTP JINR
  • 1995-2007 Senior Researcher, BLTP JINR
  • 1999-2001, 2003-2004 Researcher, Institute for Theoretical Physics III, Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany
  • 2005–2014 Lecturer, Dubna State University, Chair of Theoretical Physics
  • 2007 Scientific secretary of BLTP JINR
  • 2016 Head of sector “Hadron matter physics”, BLTP JINR
  • Since 2021 JINR Chief Scientific Secretary

Scientific and organizational activities:

  • Since 2007 BLTP Scientific Technical Council
  • Since 2013 PEPAN Letters, deputy chief editor
  • Since 2015 Council on BRICS Science and Technology Cooperation, WG on Scientific Infrastructure
  • Since 2016 JINR Scientific Technical Council
  • 2016 Council on Strategy of Development of Science and Technology in RF, WG ”Scientific and Technical Infrastructures”
  • 2018 – 2020 Project Office for Implementation of the Strategy of Development of Science and Technology of Russian Federation
  • 2019 WG on the Program of Fundamental Research, Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation
  • 2020-2021 Scoping Group on VLRI’s, Global Science Forum OECD

Educational activities:

  • Lectures and tutorials in theoretical physics, quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, methods of mathematical physics at Saratov State University, Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Dubna State University
  • Supervision of PhD dissertations in theoretical and mathematical physics

Research interests:

Critical phenomena in quantum field systems at finite temperature, density and strong coupling; QCD vacuum structure, phenomenology of hadrons, hadronic matter under extreme conditions.

Pioneering results on application of the functional renormalization group to QCD, mean field approach to description of confinement, realization of chiral symmetry and hadronization in QCD, influence of strong electromagnetic field on quark deconfinement are published in leading journals and monograph.

Awards and Prizes:

  • Laureate of JINR prize in theoretical physics (1994)
  • Laureate of Prize of Mongolian Academy of Sciences for the best monograph of the year (1995)
  • The note of acknowledgement of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russian Federation (2020)
  • The Honorary Diploma of the Mayor of the Dubna city (2021)
  • Note of Acknowledgement of the Governor of the Moscow Region (2022)






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