Andrei Olegovich Barvinsky

PhD & DSc (Physics and Mathematics)

Leading Researcher of I.E. Tamm Theory Department, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Member of Scientific Council of I.E. Tamm Theory Department, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute
Member of Reviewers Board of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

MS in Physics (Honors), 1978, Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

PhD in Physics, 1981, Department of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, 
Dissertation: “Methods of quantum gravity theory and their applications”

Habilitation degree, 1997, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Dissertation: “Effective action in the theory of gauge fields and quantum gravity”


1981-1989: Scientific researcherMoscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, USSR

1989-1991: Senior researcherNuclear Safety Institute, Academy of Science of the USSR, Moscow, USSR

1991-1994: Post doctoral fellowDepartment of Physics, University of Alberta, Canada

2000-2001: Professor of Physics (C3), Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany (on leave of absence from the Lebedev Physics Institute)

1995-present: Leading scientific researcherI.E. Tamm Theory Department, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia

Visiting positions

1991: Visiting Researcher, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

1996: Visiting Researcher, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada

1997: Visiting Researcher, University of Freiburg, Germany

1998: Visiting Researcher, University of Freiburg, Germany

2002: Visiting Researcher, University of Cologne, Germany

2002: Invited ProfessorTechnical University and Ludwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany

2004: Invited ProfessorUniversity of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

2005: Invited ProfessorUniversity of Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada

2006: Invited ProfessorTechnical University and Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

2010-2011: Invited ProfessorArnold Sommerfeld Center and Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Academic awards and research grants

2002: I.E. Tamm Department prize for a series of works on quantum gravity and cosmology

2011-present: Grant No. 11-02-00512 “Methods of quantum gravity and cosmology in physics of the early Universe” from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

2008-2010: Grant No. 08-02-00725 “Quantum gravity and string theory in physics of the early and modern Universe” from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

2005-2007: Grant No. 05-02-17661 “Methods of quantum field theory and quantum gravity in the physics of the early and modern Universe and inflationary cosmology” from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

2002-2004: Grant No. 02-02-17054 “Effective action in quantum field theory, string theory and brane cosmology” from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

1999-2001: Grant No. 99-02-16122 “Methods of quantum field theory and string theory in quantum cosmology of the early Universe” from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research

1996-1998: Grant No. 96-02-16287 “Covariant methods in quantum gravity theory and the problem of the quantum origin of the early Universe” from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research 

Teaching experience

1978-1980: Teaching assistantship in theoretical mechanics, Moscow State University, Moscow

1985: Course of quantum theory, Moscow State University, Moscow

1986-1988:  Lecturer in theoretical mechanics and partial differential equations, Moscow State Pedagogical University

2000-2001: Basic one-semester course of quantum field theory for undergraduates and one-semester course of gauge field theory and quantum gravity for graduate studentsLudwig-Maximillians University, Munich, Germany

1983-present: supervision of PhD students:

I.G. Avramidi, PhD 1986,
Yu.V. Gryzov, PhD 1991,
I.P. Karmazin, PhD 1993,
I. Mishakov, PhD 1994,
Yu. Gusev, PhD 1996,
V. Krykhtin, PhD 1996,
D.V. Nesterov, PhD 2004

Research experience

1977-1980: Gravitational collapse problem for various classical matter sources (perfect fluid, scalar field). Path integration method for the solution of the Wheeler-DeWitt equations.

1980-1985: Ultraviolet divergences in gravitational and field-theoretical systems – the generalized Schwinger-DeWitt technique in gauge theories and quantum gravity.

1990-1998: Semiclassical methods in the theory of constrained systems and their applications in quantum gravity and cosmology.

1994-2000: Quantum black holes, black hole entropy and black hole quantum spectra.

1987-present: Nonlocal heat kernel technique in curved spacetime and nonlocal effective action in quantum gravity.

1990-present: Quantum cosmology, quantum initial conditions in the early Universe and cosmological effective equations of motion.

2000-present: Braneworld theory and its cosmological implications.

2008-present: Higgs inflation in particle physics Standard Model.

Citation indices

Citation index: 3979, Hirsch index: 34, i10-index: 76, according to Google Scholar

Personal and contact information

Date and place of birth: 28 September 1955, Ivanovo, Russia

Professional address: Theory Department, Lebedev Physical Institute,
Leninski Prospect 53, Moscow 119991, Russia 
Tel: +7(499)1326049

Home address: Losevskaya Str. 6, Apt. 100, Moscow, Russia
Tel: +7(495)5825815, +7(906)7343873 (cell)