Anatoly Efimovich Shabad

 PhD & Doctor in Sciences (Physics and Mathematics);

 Professor (Theoretical Physics Chair);

 Chief Researcher of I.E. Tamm Department of Theoretical Physics, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute,

 Academy of Sciences of Russia, Moscow, Russia;

 Chief Researcher of Laboratory of Intense Fields, Physics Faculty, Tomsk State University, Tomsk,  Russia;

 Deputy of Parliament of Russian Federation (1990-1995)

Academic qualifications

1962, Physical Faculty of Moscow State University, Physicist (Master of Science)

1969, P.N. Lebedev Phys. Inst. Ac. Sci. USSR, Candidate in physico-mathematical sciences (Ph.D.)

1986, P.N. Lebedev Phys. Inst. Ac. Sci. USSR, Doctor in in physico-mathematical sciences (Professor)


Honorable member of the Cuban Physical Society (since 2014)

Fields of interest

  1. Quantum (Abelian and nonAbelian ) gauge theories, including theories with finite temperature and density of matter, and strong external fields – quantum relativistic gas and vacuum in strong fields;
  2.  The theory of singular interaction in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory as a theory of nongravitational black holes;
  3. Noncommutative quantum field theories; 
  4. Causality in QFT and entangled states.

Recent activity and results

  1. Finding consequences of causality and unitarity for effective Lagrangian and for dispersion curves in a strong-field background
  2. Establishing the screening of the Coulomb potential due to external magnetic field and dimensional reduction of the bosonic sector of  QFT  in that  field in the limit of its infinite strength. String-like confining potential of a point charge. Finiteness of the hydrogen spectrum in that limit.
  3. Formulating theory of singular interaction based on non-gravitational black-hole metric introduced by a singular potential as applied to a supercharged nucleus produced in heavy-ion collisions.
  4. Discovery of positronium collapse in strong magnetic field and establishing the maximum admissible value of its strength stemming from the corresponding vacuum instability. 
  5. Describing nonlinear corrections to basic problems of electro- and magneto-statics in QED and in noncommutative electrodynamics with and without external fields. Discovery of a magnetic moment intrinsic to a charged particle and  its use for establishing a hitherto strongest bound on the elementary length by confronting with magnetic moments of elementary particles. Establishing that QED, truncated at any term of its expansion in powers of the field, provides a finite electrostatic energy to a point charge.

 International collaboration

  • 1976:  Establishing a research group in the Academy of Sciences of Republic of Cuba,  leading it and collaborating with it till 1991; six stays in Havana 1978  1989;
  • 2005 – 2011: Collaboration with Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; eight from 1- to 3- month-long stays in Rehovot, Israel
  • June 18, 2010: Talk at the TH Exceptional Seminar in CERN, Switzerland; three stays at CERN in 2010, 2011, 2013;
  • 2010 – present time: Collaboration with the University of Saõ Paulo, Brazil; an 8-month stay in  Saõ Paulo, 2012
  • in progress: International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, ITER

Public activity

  • Took part in the peaceful transformation of the former USSR into a (somewhat more) democratic Russian Federation.
  • In 1989 - head of public movement in support of election of academician Andrey Sakharov as People’s Deputy of the USSR. In 1989 to 1993 - member of the leadership of the all-Russia movement “Democratic Russia”. In 1990 elected as the People’s Deputy of the Russian Federation. A co-author to the Declaration of the State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation passed by the Congress of People’s Deputies on June 12, 1990, celebrated since then as a national Holiday in Russia. In 1993 elected as a deputy of the State Duma, member to the Committee on Culture, Education and Science. In 1994 to 1999 – member of the leadership of the political party Russia’s Choice (headed by E. Gaidar). Participant of several fact-finding and peacemaking missions in the ethnic and civil wars in the Caucasus – Chechnia, Ossetia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Claimed and publicly advocated the idea of de-facto recognition of the Chechen “Republic of Ichkeria”, that was later implemented into reality and brought peace to the territory for three years 1996-1999. Performed a public monitoring project of elections in Chechnia in 1997. Participated in composing the draft laws on “State Policy in Science” and on  “Freedom of Conscience”, then accepted, but in the years that followed spoiled by amendments.

  • 1995, an organizer of the Parliamentary hearings in the State Duma in support of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, ITER, now in progress.

Citation indices

Citation index: 1293Hirsch index: 19, i10-index: 29, according to Google Scholar

                                                                                             Personal and contact information

Date and place of birth: 

08 May 1939, Moscow, USSR 

Professional address

Full-time: P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, The Russian  Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119991, Leninsky prospekt 53

Tel: +7(499)1358339  e-mail:

Part-time: Tomsk State University, Ministry of Education and Science, Tomsk 634050, Lenina prospekt 36

Home address

Moscow 119017, Tchetininsky preulok 12, apt. 6, Tel: +7(495)9591236, Cell. phone: +7(916)6866227