Vladimir Belinski

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Vladimir Alekseyevich Belinski
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Belinski (right) in 2014
Born (1941-03-26)March 26, 1941
Residence Italy
Nationality Russian
Fields Physics
Alma mater Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics
Known for BKL conjectures
Gravitational solitons

Vladimir Alekseyevich Belinski (last name is also spelled Belinsky, Russian: Владимир Алексеевич Белинский; born 26 March 1941)[1] is a Russian theoretical physicist involved in research in cosmology and general relativity. He worked at Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics with Evgeny Lifshitz and contributed to the redaction of some chapters in Landau and Lifshitz's course of theoretical physics for volume two. He got his Habilitation (Doctor of Sciences) degree at Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in 1980.[2]

Currently he holds the permanent professor position at International Network of the Centers for Relativistic Astrophysics (ICRANet), Italy. He held courses on general relativity at University of Rome.

He co-invented the Belinski-Zakharov transform in 1978 showing that black holes are a special example of gravitational solitons. One of his most notable contributions is BKL conjecture on the behavior of solutions of Einstein field equations near a singularity. This conjecture received some support from numerical computations [3]


  • Landau Prize of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1974) "For set of works on singularities in Relativistic Cosmology"
  • Marcel Grossmann Award (2012) "For the discovery of a general solution of the Einstein equations with a cosmological singularity of an oscillatory chaotic character known as the BKL singularity"


  1. "Vladimir Belinski". International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Диссертации, подготовленные или защищенные в ИТФ им. Л.Д. Ландау".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. . Garfinkle, D. (2004). "Numerical Simulations of Generic Singularities". Physical Review Letters. 93 (16): 161101. arXiv:gr-qc/0312117. Bibcode:2004PhRvL..93p1101G. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.161101. PMID 15524970.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  • Belinski, Vladimir A.; Verdaguer, Enric (2004). Gravitational Solitons. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-80586-4<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  • Publication list on arxiv