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Archival as AuthorPublished as Author

A. M. Polyakov

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Dates

September 27, 1945 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Polyakov, A. M.

Additional Forms of Names

Polyakov, Alexander

Biography

Abstract

Alexander Polyakov is Joseph Henry Professor of Physics at Princeton University (1999-present). Other institutional affiliations include Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests include quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and quantum gravity, string theory and gauge theories, critical phenomena, and turbulence.

Important Dates

September 27, 1945Birth, Moscow (Russia).

1969Obtained PhD, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow (Russia).

1969 – 1989Professor of Physics, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow (Russia).

1986Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

1989 – presentProfessor of Physics (1989-1999) and Joseph Henry Professor of Physics (1999-present), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

2005Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2011Awarded Lars Onsager Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

High energy physicist.

Places

Birth

Moscow (Russia)

Graduate Education

Moscow (Russia)

Employment

Moscow (Russia)

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Quantum field theory.

Quantum gravity.

Quarks.

Statistical mechanics.

String theory.

Turbulence.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Migdal, A. B. (Arkadii Beinusovich), 1911-1991

PhD advisor at Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Colleagues

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Princeton University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics

Obtained PhD (1969). Professor of Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Joseph Henry Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1986 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics and 2011 Lars Onsager Prize.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Gibbs Symposium records, 1964-1989.

Manuscripts and Archives

Yale University Library

Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Gravity Research Foundation essays and abstracts, 1949-2016.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"A View from the Island," in The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s, ed. Lillian Hoddeson, Laurie Brown, Michael Riordan, and Max Dresden (New York: Cambridge University Press: 1997), 243-249