Emil Rafaelov Nissimov
Professor, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Doctor Habil.), Corresponding Member of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
|Office Address:||Laboratory "Theory of Elementary Particles"
Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
72 Tzarigradsko Shaussee,
1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
|Office Phone:||(+359) 2 9795-647|
|Office Fax:||(+359) 2 975-3619|
October 20, 1949
|Marital Status:||married, one child|
EducationSee CV on personal homepage
ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, St. Petersburg, Russia, Ph.D. graduate student (1975-1978),
Ph.D. degree in Theoretical Physics - 1978; supervisor: Prof. L.D. Faddeev, Ph.D. Thesis: "Infinite Series of Higher Quantum Conserved Currents in Two-Dimensional Completely Integrable Field Theory Models"
SOFIA UNIVERSITY "St. Climent Okhridski", Sofia, Bulgaria,
Undergraduate and M.S. studies (1968-1973)
M.S. degree in Physics - 1973 ; supervisor: Prof. I.T. Todorov
ExperienceSee personal homepage, also an information sheet at the Bulgarian National Agency of Assessment and Accreditation
FellowshipsSee information in the CV on personal homepage
Israeli Ministry of Absorption (1996-1999): "Giladi" Fellowship
Ministry of Science of Israel (1991-1994): "Shapiro" Fellowship
Participation in Internationally Funded ProjectsSee information on the personal homepage
Funding Agencies: United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, United States National Science Foundation, Exchange Agreement between Ben Gurion Univetsity of the Negev (Israel) and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, European Commission FP5 "Training and Mobility of Researchers", NATO Science for Peace and Security - Collaborative Linkage Grants, European Commission FP6 Marie Curie Actions - Research Training Networks, COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Nationally Funded Grants and AwardsSee information in the CV on personal homepage
Bulgarian National Science Foundation:
1994-1998: Grant F-401/94 (project coordinator);
2000-2004: Grant F-904/99 (project coordinator);
2004-2008: Grant F-1412/04 (project coordinator);
Grant DO 02-257 of Framework Program "Ideas" (2008-2012), acting project coordinator
2014-2016: Grant DFNI T02/6 (deputy project coordinator)
Ministry of Science and Technology of Bulgaria:
1984: Bulgarian National Prize for Young Scientists ;
1987-1991: Project grant F-003/87;
1987-1991: Project grant F-403/87
InterestsSee personal homepage
Generalized gravity and nonlinear gauge theories with applications in elementary particle physics, black hole and wormhole physics, and cosmology; Generalized string and p-brane models (strings/branes with dynamical tension, lightlike branes); Completely integrable models; Quantum groups and Hopf algebras - applications in physics; Group-theoretical approach to conformal field theories based on the method of group coadjoint orbits; Covariant quantization of strings with manifest space-time supersymmetry; Covariant quantization of constrained systems ; Stochastic quantization ; Non-perturbative aspects of gauge theories - renormalization of non-renormalizable theories, anomalies in odd dimensions, dynamical mass generation, dynamical generation of gauge bosons and Chern-Simmons terms, 1/N expansion, dynamical symmetry breaking; Field-theoretic approach in the theory of phase transitions and critical behaviour.
Thesis"Doctor of Sciences" ("Doctor Habil.") degree (highest academic research degree above the ordinary Ph.D. degree, cf. Wikipedia article, usually awarded in Eastern European countries) - see personal homepage ; "Doctor of Sciences" thesis entitled "Field Theory Models with Infinite-Dimensional Symmetries, Integrability and Supersymmetry"
Papers and CitationsSee the full list of publications and list of citations on personal homepage Google Scholar profile: http://scholar.google.bg/citations?hl=en&;user=6ORCkzUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&pagesize=100
DownloadsDeficiencies of Citation Databases (Criticism of serious drawbacks of Scopus and Web of Science)
Official report of a Panel of experts of Bulgarian National Science Foundation disclosing corruption and manipulations in science research funding (2008-2009) with links to various documents, including the full text of the report.