Boris Altshuler

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Boris Lvovich Altshuler
Native name
Борис Леонидович Альтшулер
Born (1955-01-27) 27 January 1955 (age 64)
Alma materUniversity of St. Petersburg
Leningrad Institute for Nuclear Physics
AwardsHewlett-Packard Europhysics Prize (1993)
Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (2003)
Scientific career
FieldsCondensed Matter Physics
InstitutionsLeningrad 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.

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  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Gruppe 2: Fysikkfag (herunder astronomi, fysikk og geofysikk)" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
  3. ^ "2018 DIRAC Lecture - Professor Boris Altshuler". University of New South Wales. 6 November 2017.

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