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

2003

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
Graduate of the DGAP, 1967
Fundamental Physics Prize for numerous discoveries in the theory of fields and string theory, including the discovery of magnetic monopoles, solitons

2012

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

2019

Daria Ustinova
Fourth year MIPT student, Prize for the best student project at the 11th International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems

2020

Alexei Sokolov
Graduate of MIPT and Texas A&M University professor, The annual Willis E. Lamb Award for contribution to the field of laser science and quantum optics

2019

Alexey Melnikov
Graduate of MIPT, Cozzarelli Prize of US National Academy of Sciences for the article “Active Learning Machine Learns to Create New Quantum Experiments”

2019

Ivan Oseledets
ScD, MIPT graduate, 2006. Presidential award for young researchers and innovators for “proposing breakthrough computational technology for solving multidimensional problems in physics, chemistry, biology, and data analysis based on tensor expansions.”

2019

Viatcheslav Mukhanov
DGAP graduate, Dirac Medal for "an outstanding contribution to the physics of the cosmic microwave background with experimentally verified consequences that helped turn cosmology into an exact scientific discipline by combining microscale physics with the structure of the Universe."

2019

Rashid Sunyaev
DGAP graduate, Dirac Medal for "an outstanding contribution to the physics of the cosmic microwave background with experimentally verified consequences that helped turn cosmology into an exact scientific discipline by combining microscale physics with the structure of the Universe."

2019

Olga Dudchenko
Position in a MIT Review list of 35 Innovators under 35 for creating a better way to sequence a genome and the project DNA Zoo

2016

Alexander Holevo
Graduate of the DASR, 1966
A Soviet and Russian mathematician, an expert in the mathematical problems of quantum informatics.
2016 Claude E. Shannon Award for substantial contributions to the mathematical basis of quantum theory, quantum statistics and the theory of quantum information