Bespalov Petr Alekseevich

Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics)
Scope of professional interests
  • Wave-particle interaction in Earth and Jupiter radiation belts.
  • Theory of generation of different types of magnetospheric electromagnetic emission, interaction between magnetospheric and ionospheric processes.
  • Physics of Solar wind.
  • Physics of Solar transition region and explosive coronal arcs.
  • Theory of planetary plasma discs and plasmaspheres.
  • Particle and heat transport in turbulent space plasma.
  • Theory of atmospheric electricity.
  • Physics of low frequency oscillations in the Solar atmosphere.
  • Full Professor, -1996.
  • Doctor of Sciences (Physics and Mathematics), - 1986. Thesis - "Theory of plasma magnetospheric maser".
  • Ph.D. in Physics, - 1978. Thesis - "Dynamics and radiation of particle flows in Solar wind and Earth magnetosphere". Supervisor - Victor Yu. Trakhtengerts.
  • M.A. with honor in Physics (Radiophysics), Radiophysical faculty, Corky (now Nizhny Novgorod) University, - 1971. Thesis – "On the quasilinear relaxation of unsteady plasma states".
Pedagogical activity

P.A. Bespalov many years read the courses of lectures on Thermodynamics and Statistical mechanics for the students of the Technical University in Nizhny Novgorod. P.A. Bespalov was scientific leader in 4 Ph.D theses and one doctoral degree thesis.

Professional Employment
  • [2008-Current]: Principal investigator in Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Plasma Physics Laboratory, Division of Plasma Physics and High Power Electronic, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • [1987-2008]: Leading Scientific researcher in Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Plasma Physics Laboratory. Department of Astrophysics and Space Plasma Physics, Division of Plasma Physics and High Power Electronic, Institute of Applied Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • [1977-1987]: Research Physicist, Senior Research Physicist. Department of Astrophysics and Space Plasma Physics, Division of Plasma Physics and High Power Electronic. Institute of Applied Physics, Russian (former USSR) Academy of Sciences.
  • [1971-1977]: Engineer, Younger Research Physicist, and Research Physicist. Department of Astrophysics and Space Plasma Physics. Gorky Radiophysical Research Institute.

EGU member, AGU member, COSPAR member.

Awards, prizes, grants
  • Principal investigator in seven long times projects, Russian Foundation of Basic Research,
  • Principal investigator in INTAS project.
  • Principal investigator in Russian Science Foundation project.
  • Awards for participation in International Conferences.
Most important papers and results

List of selected publications:

  1. Bespalov P.A., Trakhtengerts V.Yu. Turbulent dispersion of fast particle cloud in plasma // Sov. Phys. JETP, v. 40, No. 3, p. 480–483.
  2. Bespalov P.A., Quasilinear relaxation of the system “beam – isotropic plasma” // Plasma Physics, 1977, v. 3, No. 5, p. 1118–1127.
  3. Bespalov P.A. Self-modulation of Alfven maser radiation // JETP Lett. v. 33, No. 4, p. 182–185.
  4. Bespalov P.A. Self-excitation of periodic cyclotron instability regimes in a plasma magnetic trap // Physica Scripta, 1982, v. 7, No. 2, p. 576–679.
  5. Bespalov P.A., Chugunov Yu.V. Plasmasphere formation in rotating magnetic field // Planetary and Space Sci., 1984, v. 32, No. 3, p. 365–371.
  6. Bespalov P.A. Passive mode synchronization in masers with non-equidistant spectrum // Zhurnal eksperimentalnoi i teoreticheskoi fiziki, 1984, v. 87, No.12, p. 1894–1905.
  7. Bespalov P.A. Stationary regime of cyclotron instability of radiation belts // Plasma Physics, 1985, v 11, No. 4, p. 446-451
  8. Bespalov P.A. A global resonance in the Jovian radiation belts // Sov. Astron. Lett., 1985, v. 11, p. 30–32.
  9. Bespalov P.A, Trakhtengerts V.Yu. Cyclotron instability of the Earth radiation belts // Reviews of Plasma Physics, ed. By M.A.Leontovich. - N.Y.: Plenum Publ , 1986, v. 10, p. 155–292.
  10. Bespalov P.A., Zaitsev V.V., Stepanov A.N., On the Origin of Time Delays in Hard X-ray and Gamma-emission of Solar Flares // Solar Physics, 1987, v. 114, No. 1, p. 127–140.
  11. Bespalov P.A. Three whistler excitation bands in Jupiter's radiation belts // Sov. Astron. Lett. 1987, v. 13, No. 6 , p. 461–463.
  12. Bespalov P.A., Kleymenova N.G. The influence of geomagnetic pulsations on whistler emissions near the plasmopause (A Review) // Geomagnetism and Aerononomy, 1989, v. 29, No. 2, p. 161–171.
  13. Bespalov P.A., Zheleznyakov V.V. Formation of disks around hot magnetic stars under the action of radiation pressure // Sov. Astron. Lett. 1990, v. 16, p. 442–449.
  14. Bespalov P.A, Zaitsev V.V., Stepanov A.V. Consequences of strong pitch-angle diffusion of particles in solar flares // Astrophys. Journ., 1991, v. 374, No. 1, p. 369–373.
  15. Bespalov P.A. Effective saturation of absorption in a plasma magnetospheric maser // In book: Nonlinear Space Plasma Physics, R.Z.Sagdeev –Editor-in-Chief, American Institute of Physics, 1993, p. 339–346.
  16. Bespalov P.A., Efremova V.G. Slightly anisotropic energetic electron fluxes in a turbulent space plasma // Planetary and Space Sciense, 1993, v. 41, No. 10, p. 785–790.
  17. Bespalov P.A., Chugunov Yu.V. Plasmasphere rotation and the nature of atmospheric electricity // Doklady RAN, 1994, v. 337, No. 4, p. 467–471.
  18. Bespalov P.A., Davydenko S.S. On the structure of the plasma disk in the Jovian magnetosphere // Planetary and Space Sci., 1994, v. 42, No. 7, p. 583–592.
  19. Bespalov P.A., Chugunov Yu.V. Planetary plasma envelope rotation and the nature of atmospheric electricity // J. Atmosph. Terr. Phys., 1996, v. 58, No. 5, p. 601–604.
  20. Bespalov P.A. Self-consistent model of clock event in outer jovian electron radiation belts // Planetary and Space Science, 1996, v. 44, No. 6, p. 565–568.
  21. Grafe A., Trakhtengerts V.Yu., Bespalov P.A., Demekhov A.G. The evolution of the low latitude geomagnetic storm field and the importance of turbulent diffusion for ring current particle losses // J. Geophys. Res., 1996, v. 101, No. A11, p. 24689–24706.
  22. Bespalov P.A., Misonova V.G. Formation of energetic particle fluxes by electrostatic structures in strongly disturbed auroral magnetosphere // Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2001, v. 63, Issue 16, p. 1753–1762.
  23. Bespalov P.A., Misonova V.G. Acceleration of charged particle fluxes by turbulent electrostatic solitary structures in auroral plasma // Adv. Space. Res., 2002, v. 30, No. 7, p. 1651–1656.
  24. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Natural Superrotation of a Rarefied Planetary Atmosphere // Astronomy Letters, 2003, v. 29, No. 1, p. 50–57.
  25. Rapoport V.O., Bespalov P.A., Mityakov N.A., Parrot. M., and Ryzhov N.A. Feasibility study of ionospheric perturbations triggered by monochromatic infrasonic waves emitted with a ground-based experiment // J. Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Phys., 2004, v. 66, p. 1011–1017.
  26. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Global synchronization of the fluctuations of the level of whistler emissions near Jupiter as the consequence of the three-dimensional rectification of the quality of the magnetospheric resonator // JETP Letters, 2005, v. 81, No. 4, p. 186–191.
  27. Bespalov, P.A., Savina O.N., and Cowley S.W.H. Synchronized oscillations in whistler wave intensity and energetic electron fluxes in JupiterТs middle magnetosphere // J. Geophys. Res., 2005, v. 110, A09209. DOI: 10:1029/2005JA011147.
  28. Bespalov P.A., Misonova V.G., and Cowley S.W.H. Field-aligned particle acceleration on auroral field lines by interaction with transient density cavities stimulated by kinetic Alfven waves // Ann. Geophys., 2006, v. 24, p. 1–17.
  29. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Generalized Wiedemann-Franz law and temperature jump in space plasmas with ion-acoustic turbulence // Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 2007, v. 382, L63-L66. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-3933.2007.00389.x.
  30. Savilov A.V., Bespalov P.A., Ronald K., and Phelps A.D.R. Dynamics of excitation of backward waves in long inhomogeneous systems // Physics of Plasmas, 2007, v. 14, Issue 11, p. 113104–113104-11. DOI: 10.1063/1.2786059.
  31. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Influence of the anomalous thermal conductivity on the structure of the Solar atmosphere transition region // Astronomy Letters, 2008, v. 34, No. 5, p. 344–352.
  32. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Heat Flux As a Source of Ion-Acoustic Oscillations in the Transition Region of the Solar Atmosphere // Astronomy Letters, 2009, v. 35, No. 5, p. 343–348.
  33. Bespalov P.A., Parrot M., Manninen J. Short-period VLF emissions as solitary envelope waves in a magnetospheric plasma maser // J. Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Phys., 2010, v. 72, p. 1275–1281.
  34. Bespalov P.A. Some new possibilities for diagnosing the magnetosphere based on whistler characteristics // Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, 2011, v. 51, No. 2, p. 226–233.
  35. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Equatorial electrojet and its response to external electromagnetic effects // Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics , 2012, v. 55, No 4, p. 215–231.
  36. Bespalov P.A., Savina O.N. Possibility of magnetospheric VLF response to atmospheric infrasonic waves // Earth Planets Space, 2012, v. 64, No. 6, p. 451–458. DOI: 10.5047/eps.2011.05.024.