Physics Department
New York City College of Technology
The City University Of New York

Roman Kezerashvili is Professor of Physics, the chair of the Physics Department of the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York, and the founder and director of the Center for Theoretical Physics at City Tech. He is well known for his influential contribution in the fields of theoretical nuclear and condensed matter physics, and the astrodynamics of solar sailing. In particular, in understanding of a number of challenging issues in the theory of scattering and few body problem, pion-, electro- and photo-nuclear reactions; Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of quasiparticles in two-dimensional systems and studies of photonic crystals formed by graphene and type-II superconductors; interaction of the solar electromagnetic and corpuscular radiations with a solar sail and a pioneering study of effects of general relativity on a solar sail dynamics and trajectories.  His theoretical predictions stimulated a series of experiments of the high-energy electrons, photons and pions scattering on light nuclei and have been confirmed experimentally.
Professor Kezerashvili has an exceptional teaching experience started as early as at late 1960s by establishment of the school of physics and mathematics for gifted high school students at the Tbilisi State University. During his teaching carrier he taught courses in physics and mathematics at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curricula. He is the author / co-author of over 190 research papers and several textbooks.
Professor Kezerashvili was born in the Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on December 13, 1947. He has two doctorates. He received the Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics in 1977 from Tbilisi State University. In 1991 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (the Habilitation degree) in Theoretical Physics from St. Petersburg State University, St Petersburg Russia. In 1991 he received academic title “Professor of Physics”.
Professor Kezerashvili came to the USA in 1995 and at that time he joined City Tech. Under his leadership the Physics Department of City Tech rapidly expanded attracting great talents and became world-class in production of the research papers published in major physics journals in the fields of high-energy physics, nuclear physics, physics of few-body system, the condensed matter physics, physics of solar sailing, and astrophysics. This widely recognized nationally and internationally research program attracted research and educational grants. The City Tech’s physics laboratories for the students are considered as some of the best among the New York City colleges.
Professor Kezerashvili is a member of the American Physical Society, a member of American Association of Physics Teachers and an Elected Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He is the winner of several awards, among them the City Tech’s “Scholar on Campus” Award in 2003.
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