Igor Dmitriyevich Novikov
|Occupation(s)||Theoretical astrophysicist and Cosmologist|
Novikov moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he has been working and teaching at the Niels Bohr Institute.
Novikov gained his PhD degree in astrophysics in 1965 and the Russian D.Sc. degree in astrophysics in 1970. From 1974 to 1990 he was head of the Department of Relativistic Astrophysics at the Russian Space Research Institute in Moscow. Before 1991 he was head of the Department of Theoretical Astrophysics at the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow and has been a professor at Moscow State University. Since 1994 he has been director of the Theoretical Astrophysics Center (TAC) of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is currently also a professor of astrophysics at the Observatory of the University of Copenhagen, where he has been since 1991. Since 1998 he has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
He is awarded the First John Archibald Wheeler Prize (2020), together with physicist Kip Thorne (Caltech) and Oxford University professor Roger Penrose. This award is presented for his contribution to the development of the general theory of relativity and the physics of black holes. The prize is awarded by the President of the Italian Physical Society at the official awards ceremony in Rome on May 22, 2020.
- Closed timelike curve
- Cosmic microwave background
- Observational cosmology
- Quantum mechanics of time travel
- Primordial black hole
- White hole
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