Program ZST2023


Zababakhin Scientific Talks is a highly recognized scientific forum on high-energy density physics (HEDP), where scientists share latest achievements, review results of research programs, and discuss directions of further study.

The Conference is named after Evgeny Ivanovich Zababakhin (1917–1984), a prominent scientist, member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, whose research strongly influenced HEDP evolution in Russia. The range of scientific interests of Evgeny Ivanovich was unusually wide. He served as a Scientific Director of RFNC–VNIITF for 25 years. At that period RFNC–VNIITF demonstrated outstanding achievements in several fields, including cumulation phenomena that always stayed in focus of Zababakhin’s keen interest. He summarized those studies in a monograph “Phenomena of unlimited cumulation”. Cumulation phenomena are still of great interest to global research community and the Zababakhin Scientific Talks Conference provides a great platform for profound discussions of the matter.

Subject matter

The topics of the Conference cover the main areas of HEDP and are presented in seven sections:
1.    High-intensity processes, turbulence and space protection of the Earth;
2.    Explosion and detonation phenomena;
3.    Dense plasma phenomena;
4.    Properties of matter at high-intensity processes;
5.    Nuclear power engineering and hydrogen energy technologies;
6.    Numerical methods, algorithms, codes and accurate solutions; and
7.    Application of physical-mathematical technologies to solving fundamental medical problems.

The Conference addresses both traditional and new directions of research. It covers the methods of reaching high energy density; problems of its application in modern physical facilities; high-intensity processes in laboratory experiments, technical applications, and natural phenomena, including astrophysical processes. The Conference also considers fundamental aspects of nuclear power engineering and radiation medicine, as well as numerical simulation of individual processes and complex phenomena, including spread of dangerous infections.

Organizing Committee


  • Georgy N. Rykovanov, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
    RFNC–VNIITF Scientific Director

Organizing Committee members:

  • Vyacheslav P. Soloviev,
    Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., RFNC –VNIIEF Scientific Director
  • Konstantin F. Grebyonkin, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., RFNC–VNIITF Deputy Scientific Director
  • Vadim A. Simonenko,
    Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., RFNC–VNIITF Deputy Scientific Director
  • Boris K. Vodolaga,
    Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., Adviser to RFNC–VNIITF Scientific Director
  • Dmitrii V. Petrov, Associate Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
    Dr. Phys. & Math. Sci., RFNC–VNIITF Chief Designer
  • Sergei G. Andreev,
    Cand. Tech. Sci., RFNC–VNIITF Chief Designer
  • Aleksei A. Bragin,
    Cand. Phys. & Math. Sci., Head of RFNC–VNIITF Mathematics Division
  • Aleksandr V. Bochkov,
    Cand. Phys. & Math. Sci., RFNC–VNIITF Chief Designer for Laser Systems and Complexes
  • Aleksandr V. Pavlenko,
    Cand. Phys. & Math. Sci., Head of RFNC–VNIITF Experimental Physics Division
  • Lada S. Talantova,
    Head of Department for Informational Support and Communications

Program Committee

Vadim A. Simonenko

Section 1
Vladimir N. Nogin
Aleksandr K. Muzyrya
Igor V. Glazyrin

Section 2
Aleksei L. Zherebtsov
Evgenii B. Smirnov

Section 3
Peter A. Loboda
Evgenii A. Govras

Section 4
Aleksandr V. Petrovstev
Denis G. Pankratov

Section 5
Dmitrii C. Khmelnitsky
Inga R. Makeyeva
Vyacheslav P. Sokolov

Section 6
Aleksandr A. Shestakov
Jan V. Pronin

Section 7
Sergei N. Lebedev
Boris K. Vodolaga
Oleg V. Zatsepin


February 1, 2023
Final application and abstract submission.

April 30, 2023
Sending invitations to participants.

May 29, 2023
Opening of the conference.

Application form of a conference participant

We invite you to submit an application to e-mail address: . Your application should include:

  • Information about a participant (to get access into the restricted-access city): full name, citizenship, date and place of birth, address, passport data and copy, place of work, position and contact information.
  • Information about participation: title of your online presentation, section number.
  • Attached abstract of your presentation (with the title) in English and Russian (if possible), appropriate file format is required.

Do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat should you have any question.

Format of an abstract

Please e-mail the title of presentation and abstract in DOC or RTF to before February 1, 2023 in English and Russian (if possible) to be included in a book of abstracts.

Your abstract should be no longer than 1.5 pages. First comes the title of the proposed presentation (14 point size, bold, no hyphens); then initial letters of the names and last names of the authors, e-mail address (12 point size, italic) and full name of the authors’ institution(s), city, country (11 point size); and finally – text of the abstract (11 point size, single line spacing). Tables and pictures are acceptable. A short list of literature is desirable (11 point size, single line spacing).

Should you have any questions about abstract acceptance, feel free to address Program Committee members of the appropriate section.

Organizational Issues

The Conference will include plenary and section sessions, poster sessions, and topical discussions.

  • Working languages of the Conference are Russian and English.
  • Participation in the Conference is possible as a speaker, and a listener.
  • Participation format: online.
  • The materials are accepted for presentation at sectional sessions in the form of a review and regular presentation.
  • Papers resulting from experimental and theoretical studies and numerical simulations are accepted.

Information support

Secretariat of the Conference:
Lyudmila T. Emelyanova,

Secretary of the Conference:
Ekaterina V. Bubley,