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A new appointment

The JINR Scientific Council at the 114th session (September 2013) elected V.A. Bednyakov as Director of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems for a term of five years. The JINR Scientific Council thanked A.G. Olshevski for his successful work as DLNP Director.


Vadim Alexandrovich Bednyakov, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics.

Date and place of birth: 31 October 1957; Moscow, USSR
Citizenship: Russian Federation

Office Address: Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia.
E-mail: bedny@jinr.ru, Fax: 7-49621-66666, Phone: 7-49621-65263

Education and degrees:
1975–1981    Student of the Physics Department, Moscow State University
1985         Candidate of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics), PhD Thesis: “Development of the parton picture of nucleons in deep inelastic processes”, Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, JINR (Supervisor: Prof. P.S. Isaev)
1999        Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics), Thesis: “Study of the possibility of detecting supersymmetry in the rare processes and cosmology”, Laboratory of Nuclear Problems, JINR

Professional career:
1981–2001    Probation Researcher, Junior Researcher, Researcher, Senior Researcher of the Dzhelepov Laboratory of Nuclear Problems (DLNP), JINR
2001–2009    Chief of the Sector of Theoretical Studies of Interaction of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei, DLNP
1993–2009    Scientific Secretary, DLNP
Since 2004    Coordinator of JINR’s participation in the programme of physics research with the ATLAS detector
Since 2009    Deputy Director, DLNP
Since 2010    Deputy Chief Scientific Secretary of JINR

Scientific and organizational activity:
2002–2007    Member of the BLTP Dissertation Council, JINR
Since 2000    Member of DLNP Dissertation Council, JINR
Since 1993    Member of the DLNP Science & Technology Council, JINR
2006–2008    Member of the LPP Science & Technology Council, JINR
Since 2008    Member of the VBLHEP Science & Technology Council, JINR
Since 2004    Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Physics of Atomic Nuclei”, JINR
Since 2013    Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Physics of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei”, JINR
1997–2005    Organizer of six conferences on the new physics in non-accelerator experiments –– NANP (together with S.G. Kovalenko and V.B. Brudanin)
Since 2012    Scientific Secretary of the Council on Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences

Pedagogical activities:
Permanent supervision of diploma works and of theses.
Publication of scientific and popular science literature. Translation into Russian and publication in Russia of textbooks by German scientist Prof. H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus Non-Accelerator Particle Physics (1997) and Astroparticle Physics (2000).

Scientific interests:
Physics of elementary particles beyond the Standard Model. Physics of neutrino and rare processes. Problem of dark matter registration. Searching for the manifestations of new physics (including supersymmetry) with extremely high collider energies, and in low-energy processes and astrophysics. Conducting physics research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with the ATLAS detector.

Scientific publications:
Author of more than 150 personal papers and reviews on elementary particle physics, dark matter problem, and neutrino physics. Co-author of about 260 papers within the ATLAS Collaboration. Author of a number of popular science articles.

JINR prizes and State awards:
JINR prizes for the years 1985, 1998, 2005   
2007    Veteran of Atomic Engineering and Industry
2009    Certificate of Honour of the Russian State Corporation on Atomic Energy
2013    Certificate of Honour and Medal of the Moscow Region Government
2013    Certificate of Honor of the Dubna Administration