Alexander Sergeev (physicist)


Alexander Sergeev, 2017

Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Sergeyev (Russian: Александр Михайлович Сергеев; born 2 August 1955[1]) is a Russian physicist. On 26 September 2017 he was elected the president of the Russian Academy of Sciences.[2]

Sergeev was born in Buturlino, Gorky Oblast[3] and studied physics at Gorky State University, graduating in 1977. After the graduation, he worked as a researcher at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Gorky, currently Nizhny Novgorod. He received his PhD (Cand. Sci.) in 1982, and spent his whole scientific career at the same institute. In 2015, he became the director of the institute.[1]

The main research interest of Sergeev is nonlinear phenomena in physics including plasma physics and physics of femtosecond lasers. Specifically, he guided development of petawatt-class laser in the Institute of Applied Physics RAS.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Yury Medvedev (26 September 2017). "Президентом академии наук избран Александр Сергеев" (in Russian). Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Alexander Sergeyev becomes president of Russian Academy of Sciences". TASS. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Биография избранного президента РАН Александра Сергеева". TASS. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  4. ^ E.A. Khazanov; A.M. Sergeev (2008). "Petawatt laser based on optical parametric amplifiers: their state and prospects". Physics-Uspekhi. 51: 969–974. doi:10.1070/PU2008v051n09ABEH006612.