Researcher

Scientia Professor Victor Flambaum

My Expertise

Physics, including theoretical physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics, elementary particle and high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology

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Biography

MAJOR PRIZES, MEDALS, AWARDS and HONOURS

Prizes:

2015 NSW Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.

2012 Humboldt Research Award (Senior), German prize for international scientists, 75 000 Euro

2012 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research (Australia)

1983 Lenin Komsomol Prize (highest USSR prize for young scientists with age limit 33).

Medals:

2009 Lyle Medal (Australian Academy of Science, for...view more

MAJOR PRIZES, MEDALS, AWARDS and HONOURS

Prizes:

2015 NSW Premier’s Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.

2012 Humboldt Research Award (Senior), German prize for international scientists, 75 000 Euro

2012 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research (Australia)

1983 Lenin Komsomol Prize (highest USSR prize for young scientists with age limit 33).

Medals:

2009 Lyle Medal (Australian Academy of Science, for research in Mathematical and Physical Sciences)

2009 Boas Medal (Australian Institute of Physics)

2002 Centenary Medal (Australia).

Awards:

1981 SD USSR Academy of Science award.

1974 Award for best student research work, all-USSR competition.

Visiting Fellowships:

2016-2018 Gutenberg Fellowship, Germany, with 357 000 Euro= $ 537 000 research grant.

2017 Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics Visiting Fellowship (USA)

2005-2007 Argonne Fellowship (USA).

2003-2004 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

1998 Princeton University (Visiting Fellow)

1996 Harvard University (Visiting Fellow and Leader of the topical group on the violation of the fundamental symmetries at the Institute for Theoretical atomic and Molecular Physics).

1990-1991 Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics.

Fellow:

2000- Fellow of Australian Academy of Science

2010- Fellow of American Physical Society(less than 0.5% of members elected Fellows per year)

2017- Fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK

2013- Fellow of Royal Society NSW

2013- Member, The Foundation Questions Institute

 DEGREES

1987 Doctor of Science (full professor degree).

1978 Ph.D.

1974 B.Sc. (Physics) with Excellence, Novosibirsk State University, Russia.

APPOINTMENTS:

1991--present: Professor of  Theoretical Physics,

Head of Department of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales,

Sydney, Australia. Since 2003 - Scientia Professor.

1974-1991 Institute of Nuclear Physics (from PhD student to Leading Scientist) and Novosibirsk State University (from Assistant to Full Professor).

PUBLICATIONS: Over 400 publications in atomic, nuclear, elementary particle, molecular, solid state, statistical physics, general relativity and astrophysics including 55 papers in Science, Nature-Physics, Phys. Rev. X and Phys. Rev. Lett. (44 since 2007), 4 Editor's suggestions, 5 featured in Physics (APS highlights).

Longer papers are in Physical Review A,B,C,D,E and leading specialised journals.

About  200 invited talks at international conferences and hundreds of invited talks at universities. 

A number of the works have been described in world media (New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, APS news, Scientific American, Nature, New Scientist, radio and TV shows, etc.

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Location

Old main building, room 59B.

Contact

61-2-93854571
61-2-93856060