Vasilii Semenovich Beskin

Prof. Vasilii Semenovich Beskin

Lebedev Physics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow Region, Russian Federation

What led you into science and your chosen area of research?

"…der bestirnte Himmel über mir…" (…Starry heavens above me…)

Can you describe the results in your paper and their importance for your field?

Pulsar magnetosphere is similar to unipolar inductor.

What research projects are you working on at the moment?

Inner structure of jets from active galactic nuclei.

What do you think will be the next big breakthrough in your field?

Particle-in-cell solution of the particle motion in the magnetosphere of compact objects.

What book are you reading right now?

Nothing. Just for the lack of time.

If you could have dinner with any 3 people, past or present, who would they be and why?

L. Euler, I. Kant, P. Bruegel the Elder.

What has been the most exciting moment in your career so far?

Being admitted to Prof. Ginzburg's Department after a 5-hour exam.