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Professor Oleg P Sushkov

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I received my PhD in 1978 and my DSc degree (habilitation) in 1987. Since 1974 till 1993 I had been working as a researcher and lead researcher at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russia); and lecturer then professor at Novosibirsk State University. I have been teaching and research academic at the UNSW for almost twenty years. During my career I have been awarded numerous fellowships and visiting professorship positions...view more

I received my PhD in 1978 and my DSc degree (habilitation) in 1987. Since 1974 till 1993 I had been working as a researcher and lead researcher at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk (Russia); and lecturer then professor at Novosibirsk State University. I have been teaching and research academic at the UNSW for almost twenty years. During my career I have been awarded numerous fellowships and visiting professorship positions at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of California Santa Barbara, the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at Harvard University, University of Groningen, University Paul Sabatier, Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart and Dresden, Institute for Theoretical Physics in Zurich, Institute for Nuclear Theory in Seattle, Institute for Theoretical Physics in Lausanne etc. In 2006 I was awarded  the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize in recognition of my research in theoretical physics and for my work on high temperature superconductivity. This is one of the worlds most prestigious international awards in Science, Humanities, and Medicine.

I have been successfully working with many postdoctoral researchers. I supervised 7 PhD students and a number of Master and Honours students. I represent Australia at the advisory/organising committee for the annual Asia-Pacific Forum on Novel Quantum Phenomena and Emergent Materials.

My major research interests are in the field of many-body quantum physics. This includes Nuclear Physics, Atomic Physics and Condensed Matter Theory. The main results are: Precise calculation of parity violation effects in heavy atoms, Prediction of a huge enhancement of weak interaction effects in neutron scattering, Theory of parity violation in nuclear fission, Theory of the magnetic superconducting pairing in the Neel state of a strongly correlated quantum antifferomagnet. Current study is concentrated mainly on new types of quantum phase transitions in strongly correlated electron systems. This field has attracted a huge interest in recent years because of its close connection to the problem of high temperature superconductivity and because the technological progress allows to create novel materials with highly nontrivial quantum properties.

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