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05.09.2017 | Yuri Litvinov is adjunct professor at the university of Heidelberg

Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

Prof. Yuri Litvinov


GSI and FAIR researcher Dr. Yuri Litvinov was awarded with an adjunct (German: außerplanmäßige or APL) professorship at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. Already in 2011 Litvinov had completed his habilitation and was teaching atomic- and – since the last year – also accelerator physics as a so-called Privatdozent. His achievements in teaching and research were honoured by the nomination for an APL professorship. This took place in January 2017, and the evaluation process was now completed: The faculty and the senate of the university approved the appointment. The certificate of the adjunct professorship has been handed to Dr. Litvinov by the vice-president of the University of Heidelberg, Professor Beatrix Busse, on 29 August 2017.

Litvinov studied physics in St. Petersburg and is a GSI researcher since 1999. In 2003 he defended with distinction his PhD thesis at the university of Gießen (doctoral supervisor Professor Hans Geissel). Starting in 2009 he spent two years at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg for his habilitation. Since then Litvinov is actively involved in the APPA/SPARC research activities led by Professor Thomas Stöhlker. Among other tasks at GSI he is the coordinator of the experiments at the experimental storage ring ESR, and since 2012 he is the head of the SPARC Detectors department, which has now moved to the Atomic Physics division. Since 2016, Litvinov is the principal investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant „ASTRUm“ funded by the EU.

Prof. Yuri Litvinov
Photo: G. Otto, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung