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Sergei V Bulanov

ELI Beamlines

Prof Sergei Vladimirovich Bulanov is a Russian theoretical physicist. He studied theoretical astrophysics and plasma physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology where he also completed his PhD. 


Prof Bulanov is an expert in theoretical astrophysics, in nonlinear wave theory, in the theory of relativistic laser plasmas and in computer simulations. He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kansai Photon Science Institute in Kyoto, Japan, and currently ERT/HiFI project team leader and Head of the Department of Radiation Sources and Electron Acceleration at ELI Beamlines, Dolní Břežany in the Czech Republic. The HiFI project aims at studying novel regimes when radiation friction and quantum electrodynamics processes, such as electron-positron pair creation and vacuum polarization, become significant. 

Prof Bulanov is a recipient of several notable awards: State Prize of the USSR for Sciences and Technology for achievements in high energy astrophysics, Japan Atomic Energy Agency President’s Awards and Awards of the Japan Laser Society for contribution to the laser physics development, and Hannes Alfven Prize of European Physical Society for experimental and theoretical contribution to the development of large-scale next-step devices in high-temperature plasma physics research.

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