ICREA Research Professor at ICE (CSIC-IEEC) since 2003. Author of about 600 journal articles, with about 40000 citations. Two ms were cited more than 2000 times, while two more ms and two books - more than 1000 times. Foreign Member of the Royal Norwegian Academy, member of Eur. Phys. Soc., Italian Grav. Soc. Awarded by Amaldi Gold Medal: European Prize for Gravitational Physics 2014. Editorial Board Member of six journals and referee of about 20 journals (with excellence certificates from PLB, EPL, PRD,PRL and EPJC). Hirsh index h=102(Google Sch.),h=86(WoS) and h=94(inspirehep). Supervisor of 12 PhDs. Speaker/lecturer of about 120 conf. and organizer of about 40 int. workshops. Top Cited Thomson-Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Researcher in 2014, 2015,2016,2017,2018. Web.of Science 2017 Award. Silver Medal (2017) and Honorary Professorship (2019) of TSPU, Tomsk.
I develop the theory which should describe our universe history. My main purpose is to formulate the consistent alternative to Einstein gravity in order to resolve the fundamental puzzle of modern cosmology: why and how the universe accelerates? In fact, I proposed the first modified gravity which may describe the unification of the early-time inflation (including singular one) and late-time acceleration, i.e.consistent universe history evolution. We also proposed a bouncing universe in modified gravity as scenario that is alternative to the inflation. The alternative gravity we develop should describe the whole sequence of the universe eras: inflation, radiation-matter dominance and dark energy era with consistent transitions from one era to other era. The study of current universe clarifies its future: if it will expand eternally or if its evolution will be finished in the future singularity.
Key wordsdark energy; inflation; modified gravity;string theory and quantum gravity; cosmology; quantum fields; astrophysics and black holes; Casimir effect;