"lexey: I'm Alexey Balakin, 35 years old, Russian (live in
Nizhny Novgorod), married, have newborn son.
"I work in the Institute of Applied Physics Russian Academy of
Sciences (IAP RAS) as senior researcher. I defended Ph.D. in plasma
physics at 2001, and recently (31th October) defended a secondary
degree (i.e. Russian doctor of science degree). My area of interest
includes electron-ion collisions in strong electromagnetic fields,
nonlinear optics (including Raman compression in plasma and
self-action/self-compression of few-cycle pulses), quasioptics
(first of all for EC heating of magnetized plasma). The theory of
collisions in strong fields was awarded by Russian state prize for
young scientist in the area of science and technology in 2004."