Mikhail Shifman

M. Shifman is the Ida Cohen Fine Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Minnesota. One of the world’s leading experts on quantum chromodynamics and supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories, he received his PhD (1976) from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics in Moscow. In 1990 he moved to the United States to assume his present position as a member of the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota. He has had the honor of receiving the Alexander von Humboldt Award, the 1999 Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, the 2006 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, and the 2013 Pomeranchuk Prize for outstanding contributions to physics. He was elected as the 2007 Lauréat des Chaires Internationales de Recherche Blaise Pascal in France. He has authored several books, over 300 scientific publications, and a number of popular articles and articles on the history of high-energy physics.

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