In 2016, the International Academy of Astronautics has awarded the prize in the category of the best book in the field of basic sciences for Dark Energy and Dark Matter in the Universe (in three volumes) published by Akademperiodyka Publishing House of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. One of the co-authors of the three-volume edition is head of the University Astronomical Observatory, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics Bohdan Novosyadlyj.
According to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, except for the scientists of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv the monograph was co-authored by the researchers from the Pidstryhach Institute for Applied Problems of Mechanics and Mathematics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Institute of Radio Astronomy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National Science Center “Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology”, Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
In Dark Energy and Dark Matter in the Universe, the researchers for the first time collected and described cosmological and astrophysical observations that justify the existence of dark energy and dark matter, which are crucial components of our Universe and describe theoretical models for their physical nature.
“The nature of both dark matter and dark energy remains unknown, although together they make up 95% of the average density of the Universe, the rest is the matter we know in the form of particles, fields and beams. The three-volume edition presents the findings of the long-term investigations conducted by Ukrainian astrophysicists and cosmologists,” points out Bohdan Novosyadlyi, co-author of the book Dark Energy and Dark Matter in the Universe.
You can read a lecture on dark energy delivered by Bohdan Novosyadlyi, head of the University Astronomical Observatory at http://old.lnu.edu.ua/lessons/files/dark_energy-modgravitation.pdf.
International Academy of Astronautics is a non-governmental organization that brings together leading scientists and engineers in the field of space research. It was founded in 1960 on the initiative of Dr. Theodore von Karman.
We express our sincere congratulations to Bohdan Novosyadlyj and the other Ukrainian scientists on the occasion of high recognition of their work and wish them creative inspiration, good health and success!