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Postal Address:
  • Code 663
  • 8800 Greenbelt Road
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Greenbelt, MD 20771
  • USA
Phone: +1-301-2863430

Office: S 337

I am a theoretical astrophysicist. Most of my research is on physics of compact objects and high energy astrophysical phenomena. I use both numerical and analytical methods in my research but especially enjoy developing new numerical techniques for solving complex astrophysical problems.

I am a research scientist at Astrophysics Science Division of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Astronomy Department of University of Maryland College Park. I am also a staff scientist at Moscow State University's Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Russia.

Before coming to Goddard I was a research scientist at Astronomy Department and Theoretical Astrophysics Center at University of California Berkeley, USA.

Astrophysical phenomena of interest include:

  • Radiopulsars
  • Magnetars
  • Galactic microquasar SS433
  • Galaxy clusters
  • Jets from Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Cosmic Infrared Background Radiation
  • Gamma-Ray Bursts

Physical processes of interest include:

  • Electron-positron cascades
  • Plasma physics
  • Force-Free magnetic fields
  • Radiation processes in astrophysical plasma
  • Radiation hydrodynamics