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Andrei Georgievich Doroshkevich (Russian: Андрей Георгиевич Дорошкевич, born 1937[1]) is a Russian (and former Soviet) theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, head of the laboratory on the physics of the early universe at the Lebedev Physical Institute.[2]

He is best known for his work with Igor Novikov, which they published in 1964, providing a theoretical basis for the cosmic microwave background radiation and pointing out that this radiation should be experimentally measurable.[3][4] The signal of this radiation had been discovered experimentally by T. A. Shmaonov in 1957, but his work had been forgotten even in the Soviet Union by the time of Doroshkevich and Novikov's work. Their own work, also, remained unknown in the west until after the Nobel prize winning rediscovery of the same signal by Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson in 1965.[4][5]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Doroshkevich, A. G.; Novikov, I. D. (1964). "Mean density of radiation in the metagalaxy and certain problems in relativistic cosmology". Soviet Physics Doklady. 9: 111. Bibcode:1964SPhD....9..111D.
  • Doroshkevich, A. G. (1973). "Spatial structure of perturbations and origin of galactic rotation in fluctuation theory". Astrophysics. 6 (4): 320–330. Bibcode:1970Afz.....6..581D. doi:10.1007/bf01001625.
  • Doroshkevich, A. G.; Zel'dovich, Y. B.; Syunyaev, R. A. (1978). "Fluctuations of the microwave background radiation in the adiabatic and entropic theories of galaxy formation". Soviet Astronomy. 22: 523–528. Bibcode:1978SvA....22..523D.
  • Doroshkevich, A. G.; Kotok, E. V.; Novikov, I. D.; Polyudov, A. N.; Shandarin, S. F.; Sigov, Y. S. (1980). "Two-dimensional simulation of the gravitational system dynamics and formation of the large-scale structure of the Universe". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 192 (2): 321–337. Bibcode:1980MNRAS.192..321D. doi:10.1093/mnras/192.2.321.
  • Doroshkevich, A. G.; Naselsky, P. D.; Verkhodanov, O. V.; Novikov, D. I.; Turchaninov, V. I.; Novikov, I. D.; Christensen, P. R.; Chiang, L.-Y. (2005). "Gauss–Legendre sky pixelization (GLESP) for CMB maps". International Journal of Modern Physics D. 14 (02): 275–290. arXiv:astro-ph/0305537. Bibcode:2005IJMPD..14..275D. doi:10.1142/s0218271805006183.


  1. ^ Engvold, Oddbjørn; Czerny, Bozena; Lattanzio, John; Stabell, Rolf, eds. (2012). Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. I. EOLSS Publications. p. 100. ISBN 9781780210001.
  2. ^ Staff profile, Lebedev Physical Institute, retrieved 2016-10-12.
  3. ^ Zel'dovich, Ya. B.; Novikov, I. D. (1983). Relativistic astrophysics / the structure and evolution of the universe. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Pr. p. 124. ISBN 978-0-226-97957-1. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b Kragh, Helge (1999). Cosmology and Controversy: The Historical Development of Two Theories of the Universe. Princeton University Press. pp. 343–344. ISBN 9780691005461.
  5. ^ Peebles, P. James E.; Page, Lyman A., Jr.; Partridge, R. Bruce (2009). Finding the Big Bang. Cambridge University Press. p. 106. ISBN 9780521519823.