Positions and some acitivities

Supervision and courses

Visits and talks

Awards and recognitions

Research interests and publications

Use of foreign languages

Selected publications

Branko Dragovic


  • Branko Dragovich was born March 11, 1945 in Sonković, Croatia (former Yugoslavia).
  • Since 1964 he lives in Belgrade, Serbia (Yugoslavia).
  • He graduated elementary school in Skradin (1959) and secondary school in Šibenik (1963).
  • He got B.Sc. in physics (1967), M.Sc. in theoretical physics (1973) and Ph.D. in mathematical physics (1977), all at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Belgrade.

  • Positions and some acitivities:

  • Tenured position in the Institute of Physics (Belgrade), since 1970, retired 2012.
  • Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Institute of Physics, 1978 - 1985.
  • Scienti c researcher, 1978 - 1994. Research professor, since 1994.
  • Principal investigator on the project "Mathematical Methods of Elementary Particle Theory" sponsored by the Institute of Physics (Belgrade) and the Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow), 1981 - 1990.
  • Leading scienti c researcher position in the Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow), 2000-2002.
  • Head of the project "Quantum Models on Noncommutative and Adelic Spaces", Ministry of Science, Serbia, 2002-2005.
  • Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the international journal p-Adic Numbers, Ultrametric Analysis and Applications, sice 2009.
  • Participated in organization of 44 scienti c meetings, in 11 main organizer.
  • Editor or Coeditor of 20 books. Referee in 29 international journals.

  • Supervision and courses:

    Supervisor of ve Ph.D. theses, ve M.Sc. theses and a number of Diploma works. He has given courses in: Elementary Particle Physics, Clas- sical Electrodynamics, Quantum Electrodynamics, Quantum Field Theory, Mathematical Physics, Astrophysics, Gravity and Cosmology (at the University of Belgrade, the Univer- sity of Pristina, the University of Nis and the University of Banja Luka). He also gave by invitation 10 special course.

    Visits and talks:

    He has had about 85 visits to foreign institutions in Physics and Mathematics and spent about ve years in the Steklov Mathematical Institute (Moscow) and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna). Often visited the International Cen- tre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste). Also visited: CERN (Theory Division); Landau In- stitute for Theoretical Physics (Moscow); Institut Henry Poincare (Paris); Ecole Normale Superieure (Laboratoire de Physique Theorique, Paris); Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy (So a, Bulgaria); University of Adelaide (Department of Physics and Math- ematical Physics, Australia); Australian National University (Department of Theoretical Physics, Canberra); University of North Carolina (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Chapell Hill, USA); Vaxjo University (Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Com- puter Sciences, Sweden); Bonn University (Institute for Applied Mathematics); Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Annecy, France; School of Mathematics, Shandong University, Jinan, China; Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea; Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus; ... Participated at about 120 international scienti c meetings and gave talks mainly by invitation. He gave about 120 seminar talks.

    Awards and recognitions:

    Twice awarded the Institute of Physics research prize: 1) for contribution to Finite Quantum Electrodynamics (1983) and 2) for results in adelic quantum models and p-adic series (1996). Awarded the special Charter of the Institute of Physics for contribution to its development (1981). In occasion of 60th birthday, the Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on p-Adic Mathematical Physics, are dedicated for contributions to p-adic mathematical physics. The Proceedings are published by American Institute of Physics, AIP Conference Proceedings 826, New York, 2006. Member of the South-Slavic Academy of Nonlinear Sciences (Juznoslovenska akademija nelinearnih nauka), since 30 November 2011 (its President since May 14, 2014).

    Research interests and publications:

    Quantum eld theory, String theory, Modern mathematical physics, Classical and Quantum Cosmology, Cosmology of modi ed gravity, Foundations of quantum mechanics, Feynman path integral, p-Adic numbers and adeles and their analysis, p-Adic mathematical physics, Ultrametrics, Genetic code, Theo- retical approaches to bioinformation systems, History and epistemology of sciences. About 150 papers published in international journals and proceedings of conferences, which are cited about 1000 times (without author citations).

    Use of foreign language:

    Russian, English, French. Also Italian and German at an elementary level.

    Selected publications

    1. I.Ya.Aref'eva, B.G. Dragovic and I.V. Volovich: "On the Adelic String Amplitudes", Physics Letters B 209 (1988) 445.
    2. I.Ya. Arefeva, B.G. Dragovic and I.V. Volovich, "Extra time-like dimensions lead to a vanishing cosmological constant", Physics Letters B 177 (1986) 357.
    3. I.Ya. Aref'eva, B.G. Dragovic and I.V. Volovich: "p-Adic Superstrings", Physics Letters B 214 (1988) 399-349.
    4. I.Ya. Aref'eva, B.G. Dragovic and I.V. Volovich: "On the $p$-Adic Summability of the Anharmonic Oscillator", Physics Letters B 200 (1988) 512.
    5. B.G. Dragovic: "p-Adic Perturbation Series and Adelic Summability", Physics Letters B 256 (1991) 392.
    6. B. Dragovich: "Adelic Harmonic Oscillator", International Journal of Modern Physics A 10 (1995) 2349 ; arXiv:hep-th/0404160.
    7. G.S. Djordjevic and B. Dragovich, "$p$-Adic Path Integrals for Quadratic Actions", Modern Physics Letters A 12 (1997) 1455-1463; arXiv:math-ph/0005026.
    8. I.Ya. Aref'eva, B. Dragovich, P.H. Frampton and I.V. Volovich, "Wave Function of the Universe and $p$-Adic Gravity", International Journal of Modern Physics A 6 (1991) 4341.
    9. G.S. Djordjevic, B. Dragovich, Lj. Nesic and I.V. Volovich, "p-Adic and Adelic Minisuperspace Quantum Cosmology", International Journal of Modern Physics A 17 (2002) 1413; arXiv:gr-qc/0105050.
    10. B. Dragovich and A. Dragovich, "p-Adic Modelling of the Genome and the Genetic Code", Computer Journal 53 (4), (2010) 432; arXiv:0707.30.43 [q-bio.OT].

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