Igor Novikov - Laureate of the First John Archibald Wheeler Award
Congratulations to the corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Dr. Igor Novikov with the award of the First John Archibald Wheeler Prize (2020). This award is presented for his contribution to the development of the General Theory of Relativity and the physics of black holes.
This year together with Igor Novikov the famous physicist Kip Thorne (Caltech) and Oxford University professor Roger Penrose also became the laureates of this prize. The prize will be awarded by the President of the Italian Physical Community at the official awards ceremony in Rome on May 22, 2020.
I.D. Novikov is the supervisor of the Astro-Space Center of the Lebedev Physical Institute and is developing a scientific program for the Millimetron space observatory.