Valeri Frolov, PhD

Killam Memorial Chair, Faculty of Science - Physics


Killam Memorial Chair, Faculty of Science - Physics
(780) 492-1075
4-281D Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



MS(1970) Moscow State University, Russia;
PhD(1973) P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia;
Hon.D.Sc.(1984) P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, Russia;
Professor (Leading Scientist) P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute, 1973-1992;
Professor (part time) Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1982-1992;
Visiting Professor, Copenhagen University, 1992-1993;
Professor, University of Alberta, Canada, 1993-present.


1. Classical and quantum gravity
2. Black hole physics
3. Gravitational physics in a spacetime with large extra dimensions
4. Hidden symmetries and higher dimensional black holes
5. Problem of black hole entropy
6. Models of a black hole's interior
7. Quantum field theory in a curved spacetime
8. Quantum effects in accelerated frames
9. Cosmological defects
10. Interaction of strings and branes with a black hole
11. Wormholes and time machine problem. Role of quantum effects.


PHYS 244 - Mechanics

Particle dynamics; oscillating systems and normal modes; conservative forces and energy; introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics; central forces; orbital motion and scattering. Prerequisite: one of PHYS 124, PHYS 144, or EN PH 131, and one of PHYS 126, PHYS 146, or PHYS 130. Corequisite: MATH 120 or 125 or 127 or 102 or equivalent, and MATH 209 or 215 or 317 or equivalent.

Winter Term 2021