Awards

MIPT is perhaprs one of the most awarded university in Russia. In the course of MIPT's history 10 of its professors and alumni have been awarded Nobel Prize, the most recent one being given in 2010 for discovering graphene. In addition, Phystech's very own researchers and professors have received the Dirac medal, Fundamental Physics Prize, and the BBVA Foundation Award, among many others.


1956

Nikolay Semyonov
Professor of the Physical Chemistry Faculty. 
Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research in the field of the mechanisms of chemical reactions.

1958

Igor Tamm
Professor of MIPT 
Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery and interpretation of the Cherenkov effect (the glow of liquids under the influence of gamma radiation).

1962

Lev Landau
Professor of the Department of Theoretical Physics. Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering theories of condensed matter, especially liquid helium Landau explained the superflow of liquid helium using completely new mathematical tools.

1964

Alexander Prokhorov
Head of the Department of Laser Physics
Nobel Prize in Physics for fundamental work in the field of quantum electronics, which has led to the construction of oscillators and amplifiers based on the maser-laser principle.

1975

Andrei Sakharov
Professor of MIPT
Nobel Peace Prize for fearless support of the fundamental principles of peace between nations and courageous struggle against the abuse of power and all forms of violation of human dignity.

1978

Pyotr Kapitsa
Professor of the Department of Physics
Nobel Prize in Physics for fundamental research in the field of low temperature physics

2003

Alexei Abrikosov
Professor of the Department of High Pressure Physics.
Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids

Vitaly Ginzburg
Head of the Department of Physics and Astrophysics
Nobel Prize in Physics for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids

2010

Andre Geim
Graduate of the DGAP, 1982
Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene

2010

Konstantin Novoselov
Graduate of the DPQE, 1997
Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene

2011

Andrei Raigorodsky
Russian President’s Prize, 2011 for major achievements in a number of areas of discrete mathematics and their practical use in information technologies

2015

Oleg Astafyev
Valery Ryazanov
Oleg Astafyev, Valery Ryazanov and the head of the group of the Russian Quantum Center were awarded the prize “Made in Russia” for building the first Russian superconducting qubit.

2015

Pavel Sorokhin
Scopus Award Russia 2015 for active scientific research in the category “Young Scientist.”

2015

Vyacheslav Muhanov
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences for discovering that galaxies were formed from quantum fluctuations in the Universe’s earliest days (with Stephen Hawking).

2013

Alexander Polyakov
Theoretical physicist, formerly at the Landau Institute in Moscow and, since 1990, at Princeton University. Fundamental Physics Prize for numerous discoveries in the theory of fields and string theory, including the discovery of magnetic monopoles, solitons

Alexei Kitaev
A Russian-American professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology and permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, The Dirac Medal for research in the quantum theory of information