Novikov Valerii A.

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Novikov Igor D.

Russian Research Centre Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation

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

It was the wisdom of my grandmother in my early childhood, and later it was the wisdom of my mentors: V.A. Shishakov, A.L. Zelmanov, Ya.B. Zeldovich.

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

An analytical method for the analysis of the dynamics of the wormholes is given. A model of the multi-universe with an infinite number of wormhole-connected spherical universes has been constructed.

What research projects are you working on at the moment?

One of the research projects is the construction of the numerical program for the computer analyses of the evolution of the wormholes and the development of the methods of the search of the wormholes of the Universe. Other projects concern the analyses of the Cosmic Microwave Background (the Relic Radiation of the Universe). And finally it is the cosmic projects: "Planck", "Radioastron" and "Millimetron".

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

Probably it will be the discovery of the new types of the celestial bodies in the Universe, and the discovery of the nature of the Dark Energy and Dark Matter.

What book are you reading right now?

Concerning the scientific books: Penrose books on mathematics and physics and books of M.Mensky on quantum mechanics.

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

V. Ginzburg, M. Rees, K. Thorne. They are my contemporaries and they understand the best in the problems of the modern physics and astronomy and in the future development.

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

It was the moment when I learned that the Relic Radiation of the Universe had been discovered. The possibility of this discovery have been predicted by A.G. Doroshkevich and myself.

What would you like to say in connection with the 90th anniversary of Uspekhi Fizicheskikh Nauk journal?

My first essential review "Relativistic Astrophysics" (with Ya.B. Zeldovich) was published in your Journal almost 45 years ago. It provided me a "card of admission" in Big Science. My gratitude to the Journal! And my congratulations to the Journal for its positions on the frontiers of the modern science.
Congratulations to the Journal and its principal editor V. Ginzburg.

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