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Sergei F. Shandarin

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6070C Malott Hall

Research Focus: Astro/Cosmology

Professional Background:

1991-Present: Professor, Physics & Astronomy, University of Kansas
1987-1991: Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Physical Problems, the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow
1975-1987: Junior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Institute of Applied Mathematics, the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow


1974: Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
1985: Senior Doctorate, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Research Interests 

My main interests are dynamics and statistics of the supercluster - void network in spacial distribution of galaxies in the universe also referred to as the cosmic web. In particular, I am interested in nonlinear dynamics of gravitational instability which is the major mechanism for the formation of a large variety of objects in the universe. I am interested in geometrical and topological statistical descriptors of the distribution of mass and galaxies in space such as the percolation statistics or Minkowski functionals.


Fellow, American Physics Society
Member, American Astronomical Society 
Member, International Astronomical Union
Member, Astronomical Society of India

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