Alexander Zamolodchikov

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Alexander Borissowitsch Zamolodchikov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Бори́сович Замоло́дчиков; born September 18, 1952) is a Russian physicist, known for his contributions to condensed matter physics, conformal field theory, and string theory.

Born in Novo-Ivankovo, now part of Dubna, he earned a M.Sc. in nuclear engineering (1975) from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a Ph.D. in physics from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (1978). He joined the research staff of Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (1978) where he got an honorary doctorate (1983).

He co-authored the famous paper Infinite conformal symmetry in two-dimensional quantum field theory,[1] with Alexander Polyakov and Alexander Belavin.[1][2]

He joined Rutgers University (1990) where he co-founded Rutgers New High Energy Theory Center, and was named Board of Governors Professor (2005).[3]

He is the twin brother of the late Alexei Zamolodchikov (1952–2007), also a noted physicist.[4]


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  1. ^ a b Belavin AA, Polyakov AM, Zamolodchikov AB (1984). "Infinite conformal symmetry in two-dimensional quantum field theory". Nucl. Phys. B 241 (2): 333–80. Bibcode:1984NuPhB.241..333B. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(84)90052-X. 
  2. ^ "Princeton celebrates Polyakov's 60th". CERN Courier (March 1): 2. 2006. 
  3. ^ Alexander Zamolodchikov Named Board of Governors Professor of Physics
  4. ^ Alexei Zamolodchikov 1952–2007 from CERN (January 1, 2008)