Laboratory of Fundamental and Applied Research of Relativistic Objects of the Universe


Lab in media: Where neutrinos come from



The D.V. Skobeltsyn prize has been awarded to Alexander Plavin, a PhD student in our laboratory.


The group led by Andrey Lobanov has won the RSF competition for leading scientists projects. The project name is "Formation and propagation of relativistic outflows in active galaxies".

Lab in media: 3D glasses for quasars



Evgenia Kravchenko won the competition for scientists with international work experience and will join our lab.

Visit of Andrey Lobanov

A visit of Andrey Lobanov to MIPT is planned for November 25 - December 6, 2019.
December 2 – open lecture «Black holes: chasing the shadow».


Y. Y. Kovalev, V. S. Beskin, S.V. Babak became participants of the leading advisors program at MIPT.

Black hole mass can be determined "by eye"


Visit of Leonid Petrov

A visit of Leonid Petrov to MIPT is planned for September 30 - October 4, 2019.


RFBR supports projects of PhD students advised by Yuri Y. Kovalev in our laboratory: Alexander Plavin (Quasar jets at sub-parsec scales) and Alexander Popkov (Active galactic nuceli: relation between their radio spectra and VLBI structure).

Summer practice 2019

Ivan Kramarenko: Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, July 2019.
Topic – VLBI data processing and AGN properties from radio to gamma waves, mentor – Alexander Pushkarev.

Alexander Plavin: National Radio Astronomy Observatory, June-August 2019.
Topic – MeerKAT Polarization Commissioning, mentor – Bill Cotton.

Visit of Stanislav Babak

A visit of Stanislav Babak is planned for 31.03.2019 - 20.04.2019. A course on gravity waves from binary mergers will be held: see details.
Online lectures with basic information: 1 2 3 4.
Course has been completed, video lectures are available.
Presentation and talk about our lab at the MIPT open day on April 14, 2019.
Grant RSF 16-12-10481 «Synchrotron self-absorption in the nuclei of active galaxies: astrophysics and applied applications» (extended for years 2019-2020) is extended for years 2019-2020. Grant head is Y.Y.Kovalev.
Y.Y. Kovalev is included in the Expert Council of the Russian Science Foundation for the Presidential Grant Program.

Visit of Leonid Petrov

A visit of Leonid Petrov to MIPT is planned for October 1-5 2018.
Elena Nokhrina was awarded the title of Docent on September 10th, 2018.
Paul Boley was awarded a grant from the Presidental Program of the Russian Science Foundation.

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