Sergei F. Shandarin
- Physics & Astronomy
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
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