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apl. Prof. Dr. Nikolai BAGDASSAROV

Institut für Geowissenschaften, Facheinheit Geophysik
J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Homburger Strasse 129,
D-61118 Bad Vilbel
Altenhoeferallee 1,
D-60438 Frankfurt/Main
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E-mail: NICKBAGD@GEOPHYSIK.UNI-FRANKFURT.DE http://www.geophysik.uni-frankfurt.de/~nickbagd/nick-page.html


  • Rheology and anelasticity of rocks
  • Magma physics
  • Electrical conductivity of rocks and melts at HP/HT


Strong background in
  • Experimental physics
  • Geophysics and applied mathematics
  • Material and Earth sciences



    Habilitation im Fach Geophysik

    Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, Universität Frankfurt am Main Bockenheimer Landstraße 133, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


    Ph. D. in Geophysics Institute of Physics of Earth , Russian Academy of Sciences, Bolschaya Gruzinskaya 10, Moscow 123810 Russia


    Second M.S. in Applied mathematics Department of computational mathematics & cybernetics, M. V. Lomonosow Moscow State University, Vorob'yevy Hills 119899 Moscow, Russia


    M.S. and B.S. in Physics Physics Department, M. V. Lomonosow Moscow State University, Vorob'yevy Hills Moscow 119899 Russia


    High School Physical-Mathematical School Nr. 2 Oktyabrsky District, ul. Fotievoi 18, Moscow 117333 Russia


    Scientific Projects:
    Collaboration with:
    1995 - Present Akademischer Oberrat, Leiter des Gesteinsphysiklabors Institut für Geowissenschaften, Facheinheit Geophysik, J. W. Goethe Universität Frankfurt Altenhoeferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Piston-cylinder apparatus. Electrical conductivity of rocks and melts.
  • Torsion deformation apparatus. Anelastic properties of partially molten rocks.
  • Rheology of lavas.
  • Professor H. Schmeling (Geophysics, Frankfurt), F. Ritter (Institute of Physics, Frankfurt), F. Brunet (ENS, Paris), Professor H. Pinkerton (Lancaster), Professor D. Dingwell (München), B. Ildefonse (Montpellier), Prof. A. Putnis (Münster), Prof. M. Schmidt (ETH, Zürich)
    1990-1995 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent BAT-II/a, Alexander von Humboldt research fellow Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universität Bayreuth, BAYREUTH, 95440 GERMANY
  • Rheology and anelastic properties of silicate melts and glasses.
  • High temperature IR-spectroscopy of silicate melts.
  • Centrifuge modeling of crystal-melt fractionation processes.
  • D. Dingwell, H. Keppler, A. Dorfman, R. Stevenson, M. Wilding, J. Mungall
    1985-1990 Principal scientific officer Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Kosygina 19, Moscow, 117975, Russia
  • Numerical simulation of double diffusion convection in magma chamber.
  • Sintering processes in geomaterials in presence of volatiles.
  • Soret diffusion in silicate melts.
  • A. Dorfman, E. Lebedev, A. Kadik, A. Slutsky, V. Pugin, A. Fradkov
    1977-1985 Graduate Researcher Institute of Physics of Earth, Russian Academy of Sciences Bolshaya Gruzinskaya 10, Moscow 123810 Russia
  • Ultrasonic studies of silicate melts at HP/HT.
  • Effect of pressure and volatiles on surface tension of silicate melts.
  • Density and viscosity measurements in silicate melts.
  • Ph. D. supervisors: Professor N. I. Khitarov, Dr. E. B. Lebedev
    1971-1977 Undergraduate, graduate student Physics Department of Moscow State Lomonosow University, Moscow 119899 Russia
  • Mid-oceanic heat flow anomalies. Interpretation of field data.
  • M.S. supervisor: Professor V. A. Magnitsky Chair of Physics of Earth



    c. 50 publications in international scientific magazines.


    Taught the following graduate level courses at:
  • Department of Geosciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • (1987-1990) : "Statistics and data processing for geologists"
  • Bauman Moscow State Technical University Moscow, Russia
  • (1989-1990): "Theoretical mechanics"
  • University Frankfurt/Main
  • (1995- now): "Geophysikalisches Laborpraktikum","Feldpraktikum:Gravimetrie in Eifel", "Geophysikalisches Seminar: HP/HT-Experimente im Gesteinsphysiklabor", "Physik von Magmen und Vulkane", "Phasenübergänge in Geomaterialien", "Geophysikalische Daten von mittel-ozeanischen Rücken", "Impaktphänomenen auf der Erde und den Planeten", "Katastrophentheorie und kritische Phänomene in Geowissenschaften"


  • Member of American Geophysical Union
  • since 1991
  • Member of American Mineralogical Society
  • since 1994
  • Member of German Geophysical Society
  • since 2000


    Born on 25/02/54 in Moscow, USSR. Citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Bagdassarov Shahen Apollonova Galina
    Married, one child.
    Russian (native speaker) English
    French German

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