|Native name||Вита́лий Никола́евич Ефи́мов|
1938 (age 79–80)|
|Alma mater||Ioffe Institute|
|Known for||Efimov State|
USSR Academy of Sciences|
University of Washington
Miron Ya. Amusia|
Lev A. Sliv
Vitaly N. Efimov (Russian: Вита́лий Никола́евич Ефи́мов) is a Russian theoretical physicist. He proposed the existence of a novel and exotic state of matter now dubbed the Efimov State as a researcher in A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences, Leningrad, USSR in his 1970 paper "Energy levels arising from resonant two-body forces in a three-body system". It was announced in 2006 that the existence of this state of matter had been confirmed.
He is now an affiliate professor of physics at the University of Washington.
- "50 People Who Deserve a Nobel Prize". The Best Schools. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- Efimov, V. (1970). "Energy levels arising from resonant two-body forces in a three-body system". Physics Letters B. 33 (8): 563–564. Bibcode:1970PhLB...33..563E. doi:10.1016/0370-2693(70)90349-7.
- Kraemer, T.; Mark, M.; Waldburger, P.; Danzl, J. G.; Chin, C.; Engeser, B.; Lange, A. D.; Pilch, K.; Jaakkola, A.; Nägerl, H. -C.; Grimm, R. (2006). "Evidence for Efimov quantum states in an ultracold gas of caesium atoms". Nature. 440 (7082): 315–8. arXiv:cond-mat/0512394. Bibcode:2006Natur.440..315K. doi:10.1038/nature04626. PMID 16541068.
- March 15, 2006: Atoms in new state of matter behave like Three Musketeers: All for one, one for all
- May 27, 2014: Physicists Prove Surprising Rule of Threes
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