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|Boris Lvovich Altshuler|
|Native name||Борис Леонидович Альтшулер|
27 January 1955|
University of St. Petersburg|
Leningrad Institute for Nuclear Physics
Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize (1993)|
Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (2003)
|Fields||Condensed Matter Physics|
Leningrad Institute for Nuclear Physics|
Boris Leonidovich Altshuler (Russian: Бори́с Леонидович Альтшу́лер, born 27 January 1955, Leningrad, USSR) is a professor of physics at Columbia University. His specialty is theoretical condensed matter physics.
Altshuler received his diploma in physics from Leningrad State University in 1976. He continued on at the Leningrad Institute for Nuclear Physics, where he was awarded his Ph.D. in physics in 1979. Altshuler stayed at the institute for the next ten years as a research fellow.
In 1989, Altshuler joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While there, he received the Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize (now called the Agilent Physics Prize) and became a fellow of the American Physical Society.
Altshuler left MIT in 1996 to take a professorship at Princeton University. While there, he became affiliated with NEC Laboratories America. Recently, Altshuler has joined the faculty of Columbia and continues to work with the NEC Labs.
Awards and honors
- 1993 Hewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize
- 1993 Became a fellow of the American Physical Society
- 1996 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 2002 Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
- 2003 Oliver E. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society
- Elected to the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
- 2017 Dirac Medal (Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics, awarded by the University of New South Wales)
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
- "Gruppe 2: Fysikkfag (herunder astronomi, fysikk og geofysikk)" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- "2018 DIRAC Lecture - Professor Boris Altshuler". University of New South Wales. 6 November 2017.