FACULTY OF PHYSICS
48 Moyka Emb., bld.1-3
St. Petersburg, 191186, Russia
Tel/fax: +7 812 314-48-85
Dean: Associate professor Nadehzda I. Anisimova, Ph.D in Physics.
The Department of General and Experimental Physics was founded in 1934. Professor Yuri Gorohovatskiy heads the department since 1991.
The teaching staff of the department teaches general physics (mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, physics of atom, nuclear physics, molecular physics), solid state physics, physics of dielectrics, computer technologies in science and education, the aspects of modern physics.
The Department of Physical Electronic was founded in 1963. Professor Samuil Hkanin heads the department since 1998.
The teaching staff of the department offers courses in solid-state physics, physics of semiconductors, electrotechnique, radiotechnique, electronics and computational technique for physics majors; general physics, applied physics, electro technique and radio technique for non-physics majors.
The Department of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy was founded in 1937. The head of the department is Professor Anrey Belyaev. He has been in this position since 2000.
The teaching staff of this department focuses on theoretical physics, on such courses as classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, physical kinetics, mathematical physics, theoretical principles of solid state physics. In addition to these courses the load of work of the department also includes astronomy and astrophysics.
The Department of the Methods of Teaching Physics is the oldest one. It was originated in 1920. The head of the department is professor Alexander Lyapzev.
The faculty focuses on methods of teaching physics, education technologies and methods of solving problems. They also organize, guide and supervise school practice.
The Department of Applied Mathematics used to be an interdisciplinary body serving the whole university. In that status it was founded in 1969. In the year of 2000 it was transferred to the Physics Faculty. Professor Gennadiy Hkamov heads the department since 1996.
The faculty teaches mathematics: mathematical analysis, analytical geometry, linear algebra, differential equations, integral equations, theory of complex variable function, probability and statistics, mathematical modeling, discrete mathematics, informatics, programming, theory of algorithms, computer organization, computer architecture, operating systems, artificial intelligence.
The Bachelor of Science, Physics, BS: It is a 4–year program for Physics majors. 25 freshmen are enrolled into this program annually. Bachelors’ diploma (BS) is awarded to those who successfully fulfill the curriculum.
The Bachelor of Education, Physics Education, BE– Teaching: It is a 4-year program for Physics majors. 25 freshmen are enrolled into this program annually. Bachelors’ diploma (BE) is awarded to those who successfully fulfill the curriculum.
Each year 15 to 20 bachelors apply for two Master programs Physics of Condensed Matter and Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. These are 2-year programs. Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Science. Physics. The Masters’ Degree (MS) is awarded as a result of meeting all requirements.
Each year 10 to 15 bachelors apply for two Master programs Physics Education and Physics and Astronomy Education. These are 2-year programs. Degree Requirements: Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Science. Physics, The Masters’ Degree (ME) is awarded as a result of meeting all requirements.
INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION
1. Germany. Potsdam. University of Potsdam. Institute of Physics and Astronomy. Faculty of Science. Department of Applied Condensed Matter Physics (ACMP). The Head of the Department: Prof. Dr. Reimund Gerhard.
Subject: Research on polymer electrets, elastomers, ferroelectrets, piezoelectrets.
The joint research is carried out with the research group headed by prof. Yuri Gorohovatskiy. A.A. Gulyakova, assistent prof.: 01.10.2009 – 31.07.2010 – study course in the ACMP group as a holder of the Russian Federation President Scholarship for studying abroad. Dr. Dmitry Rychkov, doctoral student – research scientist in ACMP group (2010 – 2012).
2. Brazil. São Paulo. University of São Paulo. Institute of Physics. Department of Nuclear Physics. Research group headed by prof. D.M. Gitman. Financial support: Grant of Brazilian scientific foundation CAPES to S.P. Gavrilov, professor – invited research professor since 2009.
Subject: Research on quantum field theory problems and its application to astrophysics and condensed matter:
Development of methods for one loop calculations in strong-field quantum field theory with unstable vacuum. In particular.
Covariant canonical formulation of relativistic quantum mechanics.
Application of developed quantum field methods to the physics of neutron stars, quark matter, and graphene.
3. Prof. Anrey Belyaev, the head of the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy has the following ongoing scientific collaborations.
3.1 Germany. Munich. Technical University of Munich. Institute for Theoretical Chemistry. Prof. W. Domcke, Institute for Theoretical Chemistry, Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany); his research group consists of 25 members. The joint research project is Photoinduced processes and nonadiabatic effects in polyatomic systems. Belyaev’s research group has the official agreement about the collaboration with the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry.
JOINT INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ASTROPHYSICS
Sweden. Uppsala. Uppsala University. Department of Physics and Astronomy. Dr. P. S. Barklem is a member of the research group of 20 persons. The joint research project is Atomic data and stellar atmosphere modeling. The Department of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Herzen University, has the official agreement about the collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University.
France. Meudon. Observatory of Paris-Meudon. Prof. N. Feautrier – the head of the research group of 5 members. The joint research project is Electronic structures and inelastic collision processes of astrophysical interests. The Department of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Herzen University, has the official agreement about the collaboration with the Observatory of Paris-Meudon.
France. Toulouse. University Paul Sabatier. Institute for Studies of Atomic and Molecular Complexes. Dr. F. X. Gadea and Dr. B. Lepetit – the members of the institute of ca. 100 scientists. The joint research project is Nonadiabatic collision processes in atomic, molecular and chemical physics.
Germany. Wuppertal. Bergische University Wuppertal. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science. Prof. R. J. Buenker. The joint research project is Electronic structures and lifetimes of molecules.
Germany. Garching. Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics. Prof. M. Asplund – the head of the research group of 15 members. The joint research project is Inelastic collision processes for astrophysics.
Italy. Rome. University of Rome La Sapienza. Department of Chemistry. Prof. F. A. Gianturco – the head of the research group of 15 members. The joint research project is Cold and ultracold collisions of atoms and molecules.