November 8, 1952|
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1975|
Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, 1984
|Known for||Exact Solution of Kondo model, O(3) Non-linear Sigma Model|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
|Doctoral advisor||Anatoly Larkin|
Paul B. Wiegmann (Павел Борисович Вигман) is a Russian physicist. He is the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Chicago, James Franck Institute and Enrico Fermi Institute. He specializes in theoretical condensed matter physics. He made pioneering contributions to the field of quantum integrable systems. He found exact solutions of O(3) Non-linear Sigma Model, (Wiegmann 1985), Wess–Zumino–Witten model (together with Alexander Polyakov), Anderson impurity model and Kondo model.
Notable Achievements and Scientific Recognition
In 2003, Paul Wiegmann was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the official citation  indicating that the recognition was "For exact solutions of models of interacting electronic systems and quantum field theory, including the multi-channel Kondo problem and the Anderson model for magnetic impurities."
Awards and Distinguished Appointments
- Lady Davis Fellowship, 2000
- Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2002 
- Fellow of American Physical Society, 2003
- Kramers Chair, Spinoza Institute, 2003
- Blaise Pascal Chair, Ile de France, 2006
- Lars Onsager Prize, 2017
- Wiegmann, Paul (1985). "Exact solution of O(3) nonlinear two-dimensional sigma model". JETP Letters. JETP Letters. 41 (2): 95–100. Bibcode:1985JETPL..41...95W.
- Polyakov, A.M.; Wiegmann, P.B. (1984). "Goldstone fields in two dimensions with multivalued actions". Physics Letters. Physics Letters. B 141 (3–4): 223–228. Bibcode:1984PhLB..141..223P. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(84)90206-5.
According to the Inspire High-Energy Physics  database, Paul Wiegmann's author profile includes more than 2700 citations, several very well-known papers and famous papers, and over 45 citations per article.
- "University of Chicago page about Paul Wiegmann".
- "Physics Letters A: The exact solution of the s-d exchange model with arbitrary impurity spin S (Kondo problem)". Physics Letters A. 81: 179–184. doi:10.1016/0375-9601(81)90056-6.
- "American Physical Society DCMP Fellows, 2003".
- Koppes, Steve; Susie Allen; William Harms (May 16, 2011). "From humanities to sciences, six faculty members receive named appointments". University of Chicago. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Inspire High-Energy Physics".