Biography:Sergei V. Chekanov

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Sergei V. Chekanov
EducationDoctor of physics (philosophy)
Alma materBelarusian State University, Belarus and Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands .
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics, Particle Physics, Experimental Physics
InstitutionsDESY and Argonne National Laboratory
Doctoral advisorV. I.Kuvshinov, W. Kittel
WebsiteHome page

Sergei V. Chekanov (born 1969 in Minsk, Belarus) is an American computing author and physicist. [1] [2] [3] He obtained his master degree in theoretical physics from the Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus ) and entered a Ph.D. position at the Academy of Science of Belarus. His main Ph.D. topic was the theory of Quantum chromodynamics (1992-1995). Then he switched to a Ph.D. in experimental particle physics. He holds a Ph.D in experimental particle physics from the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands (1998). As a particle physicist, he worked at DESY laboratory (Hamburg, Germany), CERN laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland) and at Argonne National Laboratory (USA).

Professional activity

Currently S.Chekanov works in the field of particle physics at Argonne National Laboratory. He was a member of the L3 experiment/ CERN, ZEUS experiment / DESY and ATLAS experiment / CERN international experiments. His preferred physics areas of interest include QCD data analysis, physics beyond the Standard Model, physics performance of future HEP experiments, and design of software for current and future experiments. According his publication records in ORCID [4], he co-authored about 200 professional papers (most of them are published in peer-reviewed journals) and other articles, including a dozen of experimental papers from large-scale particle-colliding experiments. He contributed to physics results described in more in several thousand publications of international particle collider experiments.

Among major physics highlights, he was a primary author of F2cc measurements that is used to understand charm structure of the proton, evidence for strange pentaquarks (not confirmed) in ep, a first observation of the strange sea at HERA, a first observation of direct (anti) deuterons in ep, a first observation and measurements of photons above the TeV (teraelectronvolt) energy and led many high-precision QCD measurements in e+e-/ep/pp collisions that establish the Standard Model. His current work is focused on searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model at the LHC.

He led and implemented several large-scale software projects for high-energy particle physics, such as HepSim Monte Carlo repository for collision events, Jas4pp analysis framework for particle physics and other software packages. He took several leadership roles, such as ATLAS experiment event display coordinator (2019-2021), QCD physics coordinator (2003-2018, ZEUS/HERA experiment), ATLAS upgrade calorimeter simulation coordinator (2016-2018) and other.

Other activity

As a software designer, he was a primary developer of DataMelt scientific program (original name JHepWork (2005),SCaViS) for numeric and statistical computations and several other scientific computing projects available from SourceForge.

As a book author on scientific computing, he wrote two books on numerical and statistical computations based on Java and Jython programming languages. The books have been published by Springer-Verlag (2010) [5] and Springer International (2016) [6]. The main focus of the books is scientific computing using Java programming language and the usage of Java scripting languages. According to the Springer International, the latter book was top 25% most downloadable books in 2016 and 2017 in the category "Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing". Since the publication of the book, Springer has detected 34k downloads [7] until April 2019. He is also known for promoting open-source scientific computing for science and education as a founder of the jWork.ORG community portal [8].

S.Chekanov is a founder, primary designer and maintainer of the HandWiki encyclopedia (launched in Oct 2019) on computing and science. This encyclopedia uses an alternative publication policy compared to what is used in Wikipedia.

In 2020, he joined to the Knowledge Standards Foundation (KSF) team founded by Wikipedia ex-founder Larry Sanger. As a member of the KSF, he started to explore the technical design and software implementations of the Encyclosphere which is expected to unite all world's online encyclopedias [9]. In May 2021, he created a new file format for storing encyclopedic content of wikis and online encyclopedias in general (ZWI file format). In Jan. 2021, he co-authored the FactSeek search tool [10]. In Oct. 2021, he designed and programmed EncycloReader [11] that combines a search engine for online encyclopedias with a reader that applies a common standard to view encyclopedic articles.

External links


  1. Springer author biography (2010), (retrieved Ap 2019)
  2. Springer author biography (2016), [ (retrieved April 2019)
  3. Argonne Today, Article "Argonne physicist Sergei Chekanov publishes book on computing", Apr 5, 2016 [1]
  4. Publications of S.V.Chekanov. ORCID digital identifier. ORCID iD 0000-0001-7314-7247
  5. "Scientific Data analysis using Jython Scripting and Java". Book. By S.V.Chekanov, Springer-Verlag, ISBN:978-1-84996-286-5, [2]
  6. "Numeric Computation and Statistical Data Analysis on the Java Platform" (Book). By S.V.Chekanov, Springer, (2016) ISBN:978-3-319-28531-3, 700 pages, [3]
  7. Springer download Statistics of the book "Numeric Computation and Statistical Data Analysis on the Java Platform" [4]
  8. jWork.ORG programming portal (retrieved in Apr 2019)
  9. Larry Sanger, Introducing the Encyclosphere, [5]. See the official Encyclosphere web page
  10. is launched. (2020) [6]
  11. Online encyclopedia reader [7], KSF