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Veksler  and  Baldin  Laboratory  of  High  Energies  Physics 


V l a d i m i r  D m i t r i e v i c h  K e k e l i d z e

Director of the Veksler and Baldin Laboratory of High Energies Physics

Vladimir Dmitrievich Kekelidze, Doctor of Sciences (Phys. and Math.), Professor

Institution, address:
Laboratory of Particle Physics
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Russia

Phones     : (7-49621) 65-815 / 65-306
Fax     : (7-49621) 65-343
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Born: October 21, 1947 in Riga, Latvia

Education: (years, institutions, degrees, title of thesis)

1965 - 1970 - Tbilisi State University (TSU), Faculty of Physics

1977 - Candidate of Science (Phys. and Math.) («Study of Form Factors for Neutral Kaon Semileptonic Decays»)

1987 - Doctor of Science (Phys. and Math.) («Study of Strange and Charm Baryons in Neutron Fragmentation Processes»)

2000 - Professor («Instruments and Methods in Experimental Physics»)

Professional activity:

1970 - 1973 - Postgraduate student, TSU

1973 - 1990 - Junior Researcher, Senior Re­searcher, Head of Laboratory, Institute of High Energy Physics, TSU

1990 - 1997 - Head of a sector, Deputy Director, LPP, JINR

1997 - 2007 - Director, LPP, JINR

Since 2007 - Director, VBLHEP, JINR


1971 - 1990 TSU group leader in the collaborations BIS, BIS-2 and CHARM at JINR

1990 - 2006 Leader of the experiments EXCHARM and EXCHARM-2 at the U70 accelerator, IHEP (Serpukhov)

Since 1991 JINR group leader in the NA48 collaboration, carrying out the research of kaons and hyperons at the SPS accelerator, CERN

Since 1991 Member of the Scientific Qualification Commission at LPP, JINR

1997 - 2000 Member of the expert commission at the Supreme Qualification State Committee

Since 2000 Spokesperson for the international collaboration NA48/2, carrying out the high precision study of charged kaon decays at the SPS accelerator, CERN

2002 - 2005 Chairman of the NA48 Collaboration Steering Committee

2001 - 2003 Member of the SPS Committee at CERN

2003 - 2007 Member of the LHC Committee at CERN

Since 2003 Member of the editorial board of the journal «Physics of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei, Letters»

Scientific interests:
Experimental particle physics: study of the neutral kaon system, characteristics of heavy hadron production and decays, multiquark states, the CP-violation problem

Author of more than 180 papers

1986 - State Prize of the Georgian SSR in science and technology.

1976 - 2006 - A number of JINR prizes.

Source of the information:
Information Bulletin "JINR News" 2 / 2002 and
"JINR NEWS. 2007. No.2"

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