Student Successes

Graduates of NRNU MEPhI are in demand in Russia and abroad. They work at CERN, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Julich Research Centre (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH), the Institute of High Energy Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation and in over 100 leading scientific centres around the world.

Famous Graduates

Basov Nikolai Outstanding Soviet physicist. Nobel Prize Winner (1964). One of the founders of quantum electronics and laser physics. Developer and creator of the first lasers in the world.
Mikhailov Victor Russian nuclear physicist. One of the developers of Soviet nuclear weapons. Founder of scientific school. RAS Academician. Served as long-time head of the Russian nuclear weapons complex. Led Ministry for Atomic Energy of Russia (1992-1998). Laureate of the International Sholokhov Literary Prize.
Rumyantzev Alexander Research physicist and RAS Academician. Outstanding scientist and statesman of the Russian Federation. Led the Ministry for Atomic Energy of Russia (2001-2004) and the Federal Agency on Atomic Energy (2004-2005).
Anatoly Larkin Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Leading specialist in the field of solid state physics and nuclear physics.
Lev Okun RAS Academician. Leading specialist in the field of physics of elementary particles.
Viktor Galitskiy Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, theoretical physicist, founder of Green's functions applications in many-body problems. Headed the largest Soviet programme in the search for superdense nuclei.
Lev Ryabev Outstanding statesman. Minister of Medium Machine Engineering of the USSR (1986-1989), First Deputy Minister of Russia for Nuclear Energy (1993-2002).
Yuri Kagan Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and RAS. Graduate of MEPhI's first ever cohort. Outstanding physicist and theorist. Founder of new fields in solid state physics – quantum diffusion, Mossbauer effect and the theory of phase transitions near absolute zero.
Georgiy Rykovanov Research supervisor of the Russian Federal Nuclear Centre in Snezhinsk, one of the current managers of Russia's nuclear weapons complex.
Sergey Avdeev Astronaut, completed 3 space flights. For a long time, he held the world record for longest time spent in space, and completed many space walks.
Nikolay Rukavishnikov Astronaut, completed 3 space flights.
Nikolay Ponomarev-Stepnoy Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, leading specialist in the field of nuclear energy.