On March, 25th, 2002 the Educational and Scientific Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology has opened a new Master’s course (for 2 years). The Master’s course “Physics” (course code 510400) is the course with special subject “Gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics”. The ESIGC prepares Masters of Physics for the implementation of theoretical researches on gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics.
Admission to the Master’s course at the Educational and Scientific Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology requires:
- Holding an academic degree confirmed by institutions of higher education in physics or mathematics, or in closely allied disciplines, (at least, bachelor’s degree).
- To pass successfully through entrance written examination in theoretical physics.
The entrance examination for prospective undergraduates of Master’s course at the ESIGC is conducted in the next branches of theoretical physics: mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and statistical physics.
Training at the Master’s course includes:
- Basic courses of theoretical physics (classical and quantum field theory, including all aspects of theory of gravitation, and also the theory of elementary particles, etc.), focused on researches under space programs;
Compulsory and special courses of astronomical character (the general astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, the space electrogasdynamics, stellar evolution theory, theoretical cosmology, etc.), focused on theoretical researches on the basis of observational and experimental data obtained by space program realization.
Curriculum and Master’s course program of disciplines at the ESIGC >>
Graduates of Master’s course are awarded with state diplomas “Master of Physics”. In 2005 the first alumni have graduated. In total on the end of 2010 twenty graduates were awarded Master’s degree at the ESIGC.
The ESICG of the PHUR admits applicants to a postgraduate course (for 3 year) in order to receive the advanced academic degree – the Candidate of Physics and Mathematics (first postgraduate degree equivalent to Ph.D.) awarded by the VAK (the State Supreme Certification Commission). An area of specialization is the “Theoretical Physics” (course code – 01.04.02).
Known Russian scientists, doctors of sciences, professors V.N. Melnikov, Yu.S. Vladimirov, A.P. Yefremov, K.A. Bronnikov, etc. work at the Institute. In 2008-2009 under the PFUR Academic Council decision the academic staff of the Institute has received a rank of Scientific and Educational Staff of International Level. Annually tens of articles are published by the Institute community in the Russian and foreign scientific periodic press on the most advanced subjects of modern physics. Among them are:
- Search for the solution to the dark energy problem in cosmology and the description of local objects with a strong gravitational field (black holes, wormholes). Obtainment and research of new exact solutions in cosmology and generalized theories of gravitation (multidimensional, scalar-tensor theories and theories with a non-liner curvature).
- Researches on the problem of possible variations of the fundamental physical constants in multidimensional cosmology and gravitation.
Development of computing methods and software in search of exact solutions for the generalized models in gravitation and cosmology.
- Attempt of an explanation of observable movement anomalies for the Pioneer space probes as relativistic effects of general relativity and quaternion model. Formulation of quaternion dynamic equations for general relativity and relativistic two-body problem. Formulation of electrodynamic equations in the framework of quaternionic model.
- Research of gravitationally coupled quantum systems, analysis of a quark-gluon plasma behaviour in gravitational fields of mini black holes. Search and investigation of quantum Universe models, interpretation anisotropic cosmological models in the framework of the general relativity and Finsler manifold.
- Analysis of symmetries of complex vector spaces with algebras of the quaternion type. Analysis of invariants and topologies of the induced geometries. Classification of singularities of shear-free congruences in complex-quaternionic spaces, and those of associated physical fields. Simulation of wave properties of particlelike singularities in complex space by means of geometrical phase and conception of complex-quaternion time arising in the theory.
Unification of the fundamental interactions in the framework of multidimensional geometrical models, such as Kaluza’s theory and Klein’s one. Simulation of space-time geometry and fundamental laws of the classical model in the framework of relational approach (conception of long-range action) by means of diverse classes of generalized geometries.