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June 28-July 5, 2015, PFUR:
XIIth International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology



A.P.Yefremov, "Structured relativistic particle, helix-type Minkowski diagram, and "more general" relativity" Gravitation & Cosmology, 2014, V.20, No.3



A.P.Yefremov, "Bohr-Schrodinger "Hydrogen Truce"", Quantum matter, Vol. 3, No. 6, December 2014




presentation of diplomas to graduates of a magistracy





Dear visitors of a website of  the Educational and Scientific Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology (ESIGC) of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), the prospective students of Master’s course and postgraduate students of our Institute, everybody who are engaged in theoretical physics and cosmology, professionals and fans!

 Our website is focused on those who interestedly watches development of scientific thought.

The website purpose, first of all, is operative informing on activity of our Institute, on actual scientific, educational and publishing projects, which we organize and offer.

 We hope that our information resource will serve development of wide interest to advanced achievements in the field of theoretical physics, cosmology and astrophysics. 

The director of  the Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology of the PFUR,
The first pro-rector of the PFUR, prof. Yefremov A.P.


The Selection Committee of the Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology of the PFUR - Phone for inquiries: 8 915 071 65 14,  8 926 325 16 63


The Educational and Scientific Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology has been established in 1999, as a subdivision of  the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia with the integration purpose for educational and research functions, for elaboration and realization of target scientific-research programs, and also for professional training (at the Master’s degree and postgraduate study level) in the field of  fundamental physics.




                      Scientific activity

On March, 25th, 2002 the Educational and Scientific Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology has opened a new Master’s course (for 2 years). The Master’s course “Physics” (course code 510400) is the course with special subject  “Gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics”. The ESIGC prepares Masters of  Physics  for the implementation of theoretical researches on gravitation, cosmology and relativistic astrophysics.


Admission to the Master’s course at the  Educational and Scientific Institute of Gravitation and Cosmology requires:

     -   Holding an academic degree confirmed by institutions of higher education in physics or mathematics, or in closely allied disciplines, (at least, bachelor’s degree).

      - To pass successfully through entrance written examination in theoretical physics.

The entrance examination for prospective undergraduates of Master’s course at the ESIGC is conducted in the next branches of theoretical physics: mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and statistical physics.




Training at the Master’s course includes:

      -  Basic courses of theoretical physics (classical and quantum  field  theory, including all aspects of theory of gravitation, and also the theory of elementary particles, etc.), focused on researches under space programs;

Compulsory and special courses of astronomical character (the general astronomy, theoretical astrophysics, the space  electrogasdynamics,  stellar evolution theory, theoretical cosmology, etc.), focused on theoretical researches  on the basis of observational and experimental data obtained by space program realization.

Curriculum and Master’s course program of disciplines at the ESIGC >>

Graduates of Master’s course are awarded with state diplomas “Master of Physics”. In 2005 the first alumni have graduated. In total on the end of 2010 twenty graduates were awarded Master’s degree at the ESIGC.


The ESICG of the PHUR admits applicants to a postgraduate course (for 3 year) in order to receive the advanced academic degree – the Candidate of Physics and Mathematics (first postgraduate degree equivalent to Ph.D.) awarded by the VAK (the State Supreme Certification Commission). An area of specialization is the “Theoretical Physics” (course code – 01.04.02).




Known Russian scientists, doctors of sciences, professors V.N. Melnikov, Yu.S. Vladimirov, A.P. Yefremov, K.A. Bronnikov, etc.  work at the Institute. In 2008-2009 under the PFUR Academic Council  decision  the academic staff of the Institute has received a rank of  Scientific and Educational Staff of International Level. Annually tens of articles are published by the Institute community in the Russian and foreign scientific periodic press on the most advanced subjects of modern physics. Among them are:

        - Search for the solution to the dark energy problem in cosmology and  the description of local objects with a strong gravitational field (black holes, wormholes). Obtainment and research of new exact solutions in cosmology and generalized theories of gravitation (multidimensional, scalar-tensor theories and theories with a non-liner curvature).

       - Researches on the problem of possible variations of the fundamental physical constants in multidimensional cosmology and gravitation.

        Development of computing methods and software in search of exact solutions for the generalized models in gravitation and cosmology.

       - Attempt of an explanation of observable movement anomalies for the Pioneer space probes as relativistic effects of general relativity and quaternion model. Formulation of quaternion dynamic equations for general relativity and relativistic two-body problem. Formulation of electrodynamic equations in the framework of quaternionic model.

       - Research of gravitationally coupled quantum systems, analysis of a quark-gluon plasma behaviour in  gravitational fields of mini black holes. Search and investigation of quantum Universe models, interpretation anisotropic cosmological models in the framework of the general relativity  and Finsler manifold.

            - Analysis of symmetries of complex vector spaces with algebras of the quaternion type. Analysis of invariants and topologies of the  induced geometries. Classification of singularities of shear-free congruences in complex-quaternionic spaces, and those of associated physical fields. Simulation of wave properties of  particlelike singularities in complex space by means of geometrical phase and conception of complex-quaternion time arising in the theory.


Unification of the fundamental interactions in the framework of multidimensional geometrical models, such as Kaluza’s theory and Klein’s one. Simulation of space-time geometry and fundamental laws of the classical model in the framework of  relational approach (conception of long-range action) by means of diverse classes of generalized geometries.