Sergei Vladimirovich Pilipenko

Sergei Vladimirovich Pilipenko

Astro Space Centre, Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

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

The desire to discover new things.

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

The most interesting challenges of submillimeter astronomy are collected together. Beside this it should be possible to solve at least some of them in the nearest future. However, the list of the topics is not full and final.

What research projects are you working on at the moment?

Numerical simulations of the large scale structure of the Universe. In particular, the simulations of how this structure can be observed with submilllimeter telescopes.

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

It is difficult to say, but probably it will be connected with the understanding of how the first stars and galaxies has formed.

What book are you reading right now?

I.S. Shklovskiy "Echelon"

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

They would be scientists of the remote past: Archimedes, Aristotle, Pythagoras. It would be extremely exciting to know how indeed they made discoveries, and also to restore parts of their work that has been lost during centuries.

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

Exciting moments happen each time I manage to solve some problem after long attempts.