Partners, collaborations and telescopes


RadioAstron is an international VLBI project developed by the Astro Space Center of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. Within the project, interferometric observations at radio frequencies are performed together with the space-based Spektr-R radio telescope, which was created by NPO Lavochkin.

The leader of the scientific program of RadioAstron is Yury Kovalev.


The MOJAVE (Monitoring Of Jets in Active galactic nuclei with VLBA Experiments) project has the longest history of high-resolution observations of the kinematics of relativistic AGN jets. All results (calibrated images and visibilities as FITS files) are made publicly available on the project site immediately after reduction.

Yury Kovalev is the P.I. of the project.

Fermi LAT collaboration

The Fermi observatory in low Earth orbit is dedicated to large-area observations at gamma-ray wavelengths. The telescope has a large field of view and performs a survey of the entire sky every day.

Members of the Laboratory publish joint works with the NASA Fermi collaboration.

Event Horizon Telescope

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a large telescope array consisting of a global network of radio telescopes. The EHT project combines data from several very-long-baseline interferometry stations around Earth with angular resolution sufficient to observe objects the size of a supermassive black hole's event horizon. The project's observational targets include the two black holes with the largest angular diameter as observed from Earth: the black hole at the center of the supergiant elliptical galaxy Messier 87, and Sagittarius A* at the center of the Milky Way.

Andrey Lobanov is a member of the EHT collaboration. Evgenia Kravchenko is a member of the multi-wavelength EHT working group.

Baikal Neutrino Telescope - Baikal-GVD

Baikal Deep Underwater Neutrino Telescope (or Baikal-GVD – Gigaton Volume Detector) is a neutrino detector conducting research below the surface of Lake Baikal since 2003. Its primary goal is the detailed study the flux of high-energy cosmic neutrinos and the search for their sources.

Is a part of a large scientific project together with our laboratory.

KM3NeT Collaboration

KM3NeT is a research infrastructure under construction in the Mediterranean Sea that includes a new generation of neutrino telescopes with a total effective volume of more than a cubic kilometer. The telescopes of the project are designed to observe neutrinos with energies from GeV to PeV in order to study neutrino fluxes from astrophysical sources located in the southern hemisphere of the sky, in particular in the central regions of our Galaxy, as well as atmospheric neutrino oscillations.

Laboratory members are external individual scientists - members of the collaboration, and conduct joint research on high-energy neutrinos and blazars.

The observational projects of the Laboratory are conducted with powerful telescopes, both ground- and space-based. The majority of observations are conducted in service mode. However, Laboratory members, including students and graduate students, also occasionally conduct visitor-mode observations. Some of the telescopes used are shown below.

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