Professor of Physics, PhD, DSc
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Georgia State University
D.Sci. in Physics
Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1989. (This degree is higher than the Ph.D. It typically requires 15 to 20 years of successful research and publication of at least 50 papers in refereed journals, and it is awarded to less than 1% of active Ph.D. scientists. A counterpart in Germany is Habilitation).
Ph.D. in Physics
Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1974. Graduate adviser: Prof. S.T.Belyaev, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (known for Belyaev's technique for interacting Bose fluids and for theory of nucleon superconductivity and collective excitations in nuclei).
M.S. in Physics (with Honors)
University of Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia, 1970.