Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
Le Bois-Marie, 35 route de Chartres
phone: (+33) 1 60 92 66 37
office: 1N2 (26637)
I am a theoretical physicist.
My main research interest lies in the field of classical gravity (GR and beyond) and cosmology. At IHES, my scientific way goes together with Prof. Thibault Damour.
Look at my work here: http://inspirehep.net/author/profile/V.Nikiforova.1
I defended my PhD at Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. Prof. Valery Rubakov was my supervisor starting from the second year of my undergraduate studies till the end of my Ph.D. work.
Before coming to IHES, my home institute was Institute for Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
I am also scientific journalist, poet, musician, popularizer of science.
Journalism is a very creative deal involving many sides of intelligence. I worked as a scientific journalist in Scientific Russia Digital Publishing in 2017-2018.
There are links on some of my publications (in Russian):
I like to sing, and I write some music and some poems when I am in mood. Here you can see my rock band (existed from 2011 till 2013)