Alexey A. Petrov

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Alexey A Petrov
Born Leningrad, USSR
Nationality Flag of the United States.svg American
Fields Physics
Institutions Johns Hopkins University,
Cornell University,
Wayne State University
Alma mater Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Doctoral advisor John F Donoghue
Known for heavy quark physics
Notable awards Fellow of the American Physical Society, NSF CAREER Award

Alexey A Petrov is an American physicist known for his theoretical research in the area of physics of heavy quarks. Currently, he is a Professor of Physics at Wayne State University. He is the first particle theorist in the State of Michigan to receive National Science Foundation's CAREER award [1]


Alexey Petrov graduated from the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with a Diploma in physics in 1994. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a Doctor of Philosophy in theoretical physics under the direction of John F. Donoghue. He went on to do postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University (1997-2000), and Cornell University (2000-2001) before joining the faculty of Wayne State University in 2001.


Petrov received National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2005. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2015 “for contributions to heavy flavor physics, in particular studies of charm quarks and contributions to indirect searches for physics beyond the Standard Model.” [2] He was among the first professors to be awarded a Comenius Guest Professorship (2015–16) at the University of Siegen in Siegen, Germany.[3]


  • 2016. ‘’Effective Field Theories’’ (with A. Blechman). Singapore: World Scientific. ISBN 978-981-4434-92-8

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  1. ^ National Science Foundation. "Award Search (NSF CAREER)". NSF CAREER awards in particle theory (MIchigan). Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
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