MSc in Astronomy & Mathematics (1995) SPbU, Russia;
DPhil (PhD) in Astrophysics (2003), Oxford, UK;
2001-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Astrophysics,Northwestern U., IL, USA;
2005-2009 CITA Postodoctoral Fellow, Toronto, Canada
2009-present Canada Research Chair in Astronomy & Astrophysics
Theoretical studies of interacting binaries: mass transfer in binaries, common envelope evolution, stellar evolution codes, stellar hydrodynamics codes, population's studies, compact binaries in globular clusters.
This year: Astro 320, PHYS 495/595.
Past: ASTRO 465/565, ASTRO 122, PHYS 124
Graduate student and postdoctoral positions are available, see my webpage.
Stellar interiors and nuclear transformations; energy transport; model stars; variable stars; stellar evolution. Prerequisites: PHYS 310, 271, ASTRO 320, MATH 334. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of ASTRO 465 or ASTRO 565.Fall Term 2022
Stellar interiors and nuclear transformations; energy transport; model stars; variable stars; stellar evolution. Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of ASTRO 465 or ASTRO 565.Fall Term 2022
Cartesian tensors; stress; strain and deformation; Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions of motions; conservation principles, Cauchy's equation of motion; constitutive relations, elasticity, plasticity, linear and nonlinear viscous fluid flow; elastic wave equation and Navier-Stokes equation; similarity, scaling and nondimensionalisation of governing equations. Applications from geophysics, materials science, oceanography, and atmospheric physics. Pre- or corequisites: MATH 337 or ECE 341, PHYS 381.Fall Term 2022