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Сurriculum vitæ



Born in the USSR, Leningrad (St. Petersburg) 12 Jul 1990.
Field of interest: theoretical astrophysics.


What? Where? When?
Postdoc The Institute for Advanced Studies 2016 – 2019
PhD The University of Chicago
(Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics)
2012 – 2016
MS The University of Chicago
(Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics)
2011 – 2012
BS St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University
(PhTF, Astrophysics)
2007 – 2011


All my publications: ADS query

Conference Proceedings:

What? Where? When?
Analytical and numerical models of cosmic reionization The Olympian Symposium 2015, Mount Olympus, Greece 18-22 May 2015
Analytical and numerical models of cosmic reionization Lyman Continuum Leakage and Cosmic Reionization, Stockholm, Sweden 13-15 Aug 2014
Local clumping factor during the epoch of cosmic reionization IAU Symposium 308, The Zeldovich Universe, Tallinn, Estonia 23-28 Jun 2014
Local clumping factor during the epoch of cosmic reionization Cosmology and Relativistic Astrophysics (Zeldovich – 100), Moscow, Russia 16–20 Jun 2014
Effect of halo bias and Lyman Limit Systems on the history of cosmic reionization 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Dallas, TX, USA 8-13 Dec 2013
Observations of accreting pulsars with Konus-Wind
(Kaurov A. A., Pal’shin V. D.)
Physics of Neutron Stars, St. Petersburg, Russia 11-15 Jul 2011
Periodicities in the radial distribution of Luminous Red Galaxies
(Kaurov A. A., Kaminker A. D., Ryabinkov A.I.)
 Garching, Germany 26-30 Jul 2010

Astrophysical schools and workshops:

What? Where? When?
ComSciCon: The Communicating Science workshop for graduate students Chicago, IL, USA 15-16 Aug 2015
Deal.II: The Fifth Users and Developers Workshop College Station, TX, USA 3-7 Aug 2015
KICP Summer School: Computational Cosmology Chicago, IL, USA 5-16 Aug 2013
43rd Saas-Fee Course Star formation in galaxy evolution: connecting numerical models to reality Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland 11-16 Mar  2013
Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VI Penn State, PA, USA 7-12 Jun 2010
Supplement on Statistics and Computation for Astronomical Surveys Penn State, PA, USA 12-14 Jun  2010


Honors and fellowships:

What? Where? When?
Fermilab Fellowship in Theoretical Physics Fermilab, Batavia, IL, USA 2012 – 2013
The participant of the federal program “The Scientific and Scientific-Pedagogical Cadres of Innovative Russia” Central Astronomical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences at Pulkovo, St. Petersburg, Russia 2009 – 2010
The participant of the federal program “The Scientific Schools” (НШ-3769.2010.2) (School supervisor Dmitry Varshalovich) St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia 2009, 2010

Teaching development:

  • Certificate in Teaching Program, The University of Chicago (Expected 2014)
  • Teaching Assistantships:
    PHSC 12000 The Origin of Universe & How We Know
    (2012 Spring quarter)
    PHSC 11900 Introductory astronomy course
    (2012 Winter quarter)
    PHSC 13500 Chemistry & The Atmosphere
    (2011 Autumn quarter)
  • Self designed course:
    “Basic statistical analysis of Astronomical observations”
    was taught online to high school students

Work experience:

  • Employee (assistant) in St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University of the laboratory: “Astrophysics of Objects with Extreme Energy Release” 2010-2011.
  • Private tutoring in mathematics and physics.

Skills Summary:

  • Experienced in programming and physical modelling in Python, Matlab; Maple; C, Fortran.
  • Experienced in working with scientific literature and with online databases (SDSS, 2df, XMM-SAS etc).
  • Experienced in working with raw data from Konus-Wind survey.
  • Hands-on experience in working with 3D modeling software like Blender, 3ds MAX, Maya, and in 2D graphical software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw; non-linear video editing: Adobe Premier, After Effetcts.
  • Languages: Russian and English (verbal and written communication).