Gregory Vereshchagin



Phone: +39 085 23054 216

Fax: +39 085 4219252

Mailing address:

Piazza della Repubblica, 10 - 65122 Pescara, Italy

Email: veresh [at]




Position: researcher

International Center

for Relativistic Astrophysics Network


Curriculum Vitae


Research interests

Plasma physics: kinetic theory, electron-positron plasma, collisionless plasma

Astrophysics: Gamma-Ray Bursts

Cosmology: large scale structure, cosmic microwave background radiation, neutrino in cosmology, world constants and dark energy, inflation, cosmic singularity, loop quantum cosmology.


Lecture courses

Relativistic kinetic theory and its applications in astrophysics and cosmology


Selected publications

(Full publication list at ADS and arxiv)


Lecture course for International Relativistic Astrophysics PhD, Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Program from the European Commission

The course consists of five lectures (90 minutes each), three of which describe theoretical foundations and main branches of kinetic theory, the remaining two lectures are devoted to applications of kinetic theory in astrophysics and cosmology.

The program of the course can be downloaded here.


G.V. Vereshchagin and A.G. Aksenov, "Relativistic Kinetic Theory With Applications in Astrophysics and Cosmology", Cambridge University Press, 2017, 334pp. (ISBN: 9781107048225).

R. Ruffini, G.V. Vereshchagin and I.A. Siutsou, "Theory of photospheric emission from relativistic outflows" The Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 772 (2013) Issue 1, article id. 11.

R. Ruffini, G.V. Vereshchagin and S.-S. Xue, "Electron-positron pairs in physics and astrophysics: from heavy nuclei to black holes" Physics Reports, Vol. 487 (2010) No 1-4, 1-140.

A.G. Aksenov, R. Ruffini and G.V. Vereshchagin, "Thermalization of the mildly relativistic plasma", Physical Review D, Vol. 79 (2009) 043008.

A.G. Aksenov, R. Ruffini and G.V. Vereshchagin, "Thermalization of nonequilibrium electron-positron-photon plasmas", Physical Review Letters, Vol. 99 (2007) No 12, 125003.

P. Singh, K. Vandersloot and G.V. Vereshchagin, "Nonsingular bouncing universes in loop quantum cosmology", Physical Review D, Vol. 74 (2006) 043510.

M. Lattanzi, R. Ruffini and G.V. Vereshchagin, "Joint constraints on the lepton asymmetry of the Universe and neutrino mass from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe", Physical Review D, Vol. 72 (2005) 063003.



PhD students supervision

  • Gustavo de Barros (IRAP PhD, Brazil) - 2010

  • Ivan Siutsou (IRAP PhD, Belarus) - 2013

  • Alberto Benedetti (Erasmus Mundus IRAP PhD, Italy) - 2013

  • Damien Begue (Erasmus Mundus IRAP PhD, France) - 2014


Books and book chapters

  G.V. Vereshchagin, "Gauge Theories of Gravity with the Scalar Field in Cosmology", in "Frontiers in Field Theory", edited by O. Kovras, Nova Science Publishers, New York, (2005), pp. 213-255 (ISBN: 1-59454-127-2).  


  G.V. Vereshchagin, "Relativistic Kinetic Theory with some Applications", in "Cosmology and Gravitation: XVth Brazilian School of Cosmology and Gravitation", eds. Mario Novello and Santiago E.Perez Bergliaffa, Cambridge Scientific Publishers, (2014), pp 1-40. (ISBN: 978-1-908106-39-1).  



Proceedings of the International Conference "The Sun, the Stars, the Universe, and General Relativity" in honor of Ya.B. Zeldovich's 95th Anniversary (with R. Ruffini), AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1205 (2010).



      Proceedings of the 3rd Stueckelberg Workshop on Relativistic Field Theories (with N. Carlevaro, R. Ruffini), Cambridge Scientific Publishers (2011).  

      Proceedings of the 12th Italian-Korean Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics (with H.-W. Lee and R. Ruffini), Il Nuovo Cimento C, Vol. 36 (2013).  

      Proceedings of the International Conference in Honor of Ya. B. Zeldovich 100th Anviversary (with S. Ya. Kilin and R. Ruffini), Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems, Vol. 17, no. 4 (2014).  

      Proceedings of the International Conference in Honor of Ya. B. Zeldovich 100th Anviversary (with S. Ya. Kilin and R. Ruffini), Astronomy Reports, Vol. 59, no. 6,7 (2015).  

      Proceedings of the 2nd César Lattes Meeting (with Ulisses Barres de Almeida, Pascal Chardonnet, Rodrigo Picanco Negreiros, Jorge Rueda, Remo Ruffini and César Zen Vasconcellos), AIP Conf. Proc., Vol. 1693, (2015).