
POSITION
Head of astrophysics department of Astronomical observatory
WORK EXPERIENCE
19721974
Probationer
Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv (Ukraine)
19741988
Senior researcher/ Head of scientific division
Center of Metrology and Standards of the USSS State Standards committee (Ukraine)
19881997
Senior/Leading researcher
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)
1997Present
Head of Astrophysics department
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
1972
Postgraduate
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv (Ukraine)
1974
Ph.D of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)
1992
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)
2006
Professor of Astrophysics and Radioastronomy
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, Kyiv (Ukraine)



General Relativity, Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology
Research Fields:
Physics
Astronomy
Previous and Current Research
 Twobody problem in relativistic dynamics and General Relativity
 Relativistic shock waves in anomalous media
 Relativistic reference frames
 Quasars and active galactic nuclei
 Gravitational microlensing in galactic and extragalactic systems
 Scalar field models in relativistic cosmology
We worked out qualitative and approximate methods in various fields of general relativity and relativistic dynamics, such as the problem of motion of the relativistic dynamics taking into account the retardation of interactions, theory of relativistic shock waves in case of a general equation of state (including anomalous media), theory of wave propagation in curved spacetimes, analytical and statistical methods in gravitational microlensing.
Current activity deals with models of relativistic astrophysical objects and highly relativistic astrophysical phenomena. One of the key directions concerns the observational manifestations of the dark matter and dark energy, which together make up about 95 percent of the average mass density in the Universe.
Future Projects and Goals
Search for the observational manifestations of the dark matter and dark energy
Methodological and Technical Expertise
Gravitational Microlensing, the scalar field models of the Dark Energy, relativistic processes in active galactic nuclei, the Dark Matter.
Selected Publications
V.M. Shulga, V.I. Zhdanov, A.N. Alexandrov, P.P. Berczik , E.P. Pavlenko, Ya.V. Pavlenko, L.S. Pilyugin, and V.S. Tsvetkova .
Dark energy and dark matter in the Universe: in three volumes / Ed. V. Shulga.
Vol. 2: Dark matter: Astrophysical aspects of the problem // Kyiv: Akademperiodyka. – 2014. –356 p.
Fedorova, E.; Sliusar, V. M.; Zhdanov, V. I.; Alexandrov, A. N.; Del Popolo, A.; Surdej, J.
Gravitational microlensing as a probe for dark matter clumps.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. – 2016. – V.457, Is 4. – P.41474159.
Fedorova , E.; Vasylenko, A.; Hnatyk, B. I.; Zhdanov, V. I.
The peculiar megamaser AGN NGC 1194: Comparison with the warped disk candidates NGC 1068 and NGC 4258.
Astronomische Nachrichten. – 2016. – V.337, Issue 12. –P.96100.
Vasylenko, A. A.; Zhdanov, V. I.; Fedorova, E. V.
Xray spectral parameters for a sample of 95 active galactic nuclei.
Astrophysics and Space Science, – 2015. –V.360, id.37. – 16 pp.
L.L. Jenkovszky, V.I. Zhdanov, E.J. Stukalo.
Cosmological model with variable vacuum pressure
Phys. Rev. D. – 2014. –V. 90, Issue 2. id. 023529. –8 pp.
A.A.Vasylenko, E.V. Fedorova, B.I. Hnatyk, V.I. Zhdanov.
Evidence for a binary black hole in active nucleus of NGC 1194 galaxy?
Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies. – 2015.–V. 31, issue 1. –P.1318.
V.M. Sliusar, V.I. Zhdanov, A.N. Alexandrov, E.V. Fedorova.
Statistics of light curves of a distant source microlensed by a system of point and extended masses.
Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies. – 2015.– V. 31, issue 2. – P. 8289.
Alexandrov, A. N.; Zhdanov, V. I.
Asymptotic expansions and amplification of a gravitational lens near a fold caustic.
MNRAS. – 2011. –V.417. – P. 541554.
Ivashchenko G., Zhdanov V. I., Tugay A. V.
Correlation Function of Quasars in Real and Redshift Space from SDSS DR7.
MNRAS. – 2010. –V.409. –P. 16911704.
Contacts
Homepage: http://www.observ.univ.kiev.ua/obs/?p=238&lang=e
ValeryZhdanov@gmail.com
