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A. A. Abrikosov

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Dates

June 25, 1928 – March 29, 2017

Authorized Form of Name

Abrikosov, A. A. (Alekseĭ Alekseevich)

Additional Forms of Names

Abrikosov, Aleksei Alekseevich

Abrikosov, Aleksej Alekseevic, 1928-

Biography

Abstract

Russian physicist (statistical physics). Nobel Prize in Physics, 2003.

Important Dates

June 25, 1928Birth in Moscow (Soviet Union), Moscow (Russia).

1948Obtained MSc (Diploma), Moscow State University, Moscow (Russia).

1951PhD (Candidate of Science), thesis on quantum electrodynamics at high energies, Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow (Russia).

1951 – 1965Junior Scientist to Senior Scientist, Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow (Russia).

1951 – 1976Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow (Russia).

1955Habilitation, Institute for Physical Problems, Moscow (Russia).

1965 – 1988Head, Department of the Theory of Solids, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Chernogolovka (Russia).

1972Awarded the International Fritz London Award.

1976 – 1991Chair for Theoretical Physics, Moscow Institute for Steel and Alloys, Moscow (Russia).

1988Awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour.

1988 – 1991 Director, Institute for High Pressure Physics, Troitsk.

1991 – presentDistinguished Senior Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont (Ill.).

1992Fellow, American Physical Society.

1994 – presentAdjunct Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1999Became a naturalized US citizen.

2000Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2001Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London.

2003Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Anthony J. Leggett and Vitaly Ginzburg.

March 29, 2017Death, Palo Alto (Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Moscow (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Moscow (Russia)

Chernogolovka (Russia)

Lemont (Ill.)

Chicago (Ill.)

Death

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Free electron theory of metals.

Low temperature research.

Metals.

Quantum field theory.

Quantum statistics.

Superconductivity.

Superconductors.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Abrikosov, I. A. (Ivan Alekseevich)

Father. Soviet pathologist, full member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences.

Advisors & Collaborators

Ginzburg, V. L. (Vitaliĭ Lazarevich), 1916-2009

Received 2003 Nobel Prize along with Anthony J. Leggett for their work on "pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Gor'kov, L. P. (Lev Petrovich), 1929-

Together discovered the possibility of the so-called gapless superconductivity. Also solved the mystery of the finite Knight shift at zero temperature, taking into account the spin-orbit scattering.

Khalatnikov, I. M. (Isaak Markovich)

Together constructed the theory of superconductors in a high-frequency field. Also, worked on nonsuperfluid He3 thermodynamics, kinetics, sound dispersion.

Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968

PhD advisor at Institute for Physical Problems, thesis on thermal diffusion in completely and incompletely ionized plasmas.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Received 2003 Nobel Prize along with Vitaly Ginzburg for their work on "pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids."

Zavaritsky, N. V. (Nikolai V.)

Together discovered Type II superconductors.

Colleagues

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Campuzano, Juan Carlos

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Crabtree, G. W.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Pieper, Steven C.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Rosner, Robert

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schiffer, John P.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schriesheim, Alan

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Additional

Hoddeson, Lillian

Pippard, A. B.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Distinguished Senior Scientist.

Institut fizicheskikh problem (Akademia nauk SSSR)

Obtained Ph.D. (Candidate of Science), thesis on quantum electrodynamics at high energies in 1951; Habilitation; and Junior Scientist to Senior Scientist.

Institut fiziki vysokikh davlenii (Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk)

Director.

Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics

Head, Department of the Theory of Solids.

Moskovskii gosudarstvennyi universitet im. M.V. Lomonosova. Fizika

Obtained MSc Diploma in 1948 and Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics.

Moskovskii institut stali I splavov

Chair for Theoretical Physics.

University of Illinois at Chicago

Adjunct Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Lillian Hoddeson papers, 1904-2001.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Alfred Brian Pippard, 1982 September 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Physical Problems records, 1935-1982.

Library

Institut fizicheskikh problem (Akademiia nauk SSSR).

ul. A. N. Kosygina 2, Moscow 117973, Russia

Published Resources

Author

Methods of quantum field theory in statistical physics / A. A. Abrikosov, L. P. Gorkov, I. E. Dzyaloshinski.

Osnovy teorii metallov / A. A. Abrikosov.

Vvedenie v teoriiu normalnykh metallov / A. A. Abrikosov.

Subject

Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov Physics Today obituary