Nobel Prize winners

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

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 Department of General and Applied Physics, 1982

Konstantin Novoselov

Graduate of the Department of Physics and Quantum Electronics, 1997

Nobel Prize in Physics for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene


Awards


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


2013

Alexander Polyakov
Fundamental Physics Prize for numerous discoveries in the theory of fields and string theory, including the discovery of magnetic monopoles, solitons

2015

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


2015

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


2015
Alexei Kitaev
The Dirac Medal for research in the quantum theory of information