Sergei F. Shandarin

Sergei Shandarin
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

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Malott Hall, room 6070C
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


1991-present: Professor, 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


Senior Doctorate, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 1985
PhD, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1974


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.

Selected Publications


Fellow, American Physics Society

Member, American Astronomical Society 

Member, International Astronomical Union

Member, Astronomical Society of India