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Lev Petrovich Gor'kov

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Dates

June 14, 1928 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Gor'kov, Lev Petrovich, 1929-

Additional Forms of Names

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

Biography

Abstract

Lev Petrovich Gorkov is Professor, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University (1992-present). Other institutional affiliations include the L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in the Russian Academy of Sciences. His research interests include superconductivity and magnetism.

Important Dates

June 14, 1928Birth, Moscow (Russia).

1955Obtained PhD in Physical Science, Institute for Physical Problems, Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk), Moscow (Russia).

1955 – 1965Postdoctoral Research Associate, Staff Member, and Senior Staff Member, Theoretical Department at the Institute for Physical Problems (1955-1964); Head, Department of Condensed Matter, L. D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (1965-1992); Deputy Director, L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (1988-1991); Head, Theoretical Department, Chernogolovka, Branch of the Institute for Chemical Physics (1964-1965), Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk), Moscow (Russia).

1955 – 1992Associate Professor to Professor (1955-1992) and Head, Landau Institute Department (1965-1992), Moscow Institute for Physics & Technology, Moscow (Russia).

1992 – presentProfessor, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University, Tallahassee (Fla.).

2005Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Moscow (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Moscow (Russia)

Tallahassee (Fla.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Magnetism.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Abrikosov, A. A. (Alekseĭ Alekseevich)

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.

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

PhD advisor at the Russian Academy of Sciences (Rossiĭskai︠a︡ akademii︠a︡ nauk).

Additional

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Lax, Melvin J.

Pippard, A. B.

Institutions

Major Positions

Moskovskiĭ fiziko-tekhnicheskiĭ institut

Head, Landau Institute Department; Associate Professor; and Professor.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Professor.

Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk

Obtained PhD in Physical Science (1955). Postdoctoral research associate, staff member, senior staff member, Theoretical Department at the Institute for Physical Problems; Head, Department of Condensed Matter, L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics; Deputy Director, L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics; and Head, Theoretical Department, Chernogolovka, Branch of the Institute for Chemical Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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

Institute for Physical Problems

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

Subject

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

Oral history interview with Philip Anderson, 1999 March 30, May 30, November 23 and June 29, 2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"Developing BCS Ideas in the Former Soviet Union," in BCS: 50 Years, ed. Leon N. Cooper and Dmitri Feldman (Singapore: World Scientific: 2011), 107-126

Frontiers in condensed matter theory : proceedings of a US-USSR conference / edited by Melvin Lax, Lev. P. Gorʹkov and Joseph L. Birman.