Doctors Philosophiae Honoris Causa

Andrey Varlamov
(A Brief Biographical Sketch)

Andrey Varlamov

Andrey Varlamov is a well-known scientist in the field of theory of superconductivity, theory of fluctuations and condensed matter physics, Doctor of Science (1988), Professor (1990), Corresponding Member of Italian Accademia di Scienze e Lettere “Brera” (2009), Research Director of the Institute of Superconductivity, Innovative Materials, and Devices of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), Professor of Rome University “Tor Vergata”.

Andrey Varlamov was born April, 25, 1954 in Kyiv. In 1971 he graduated from the well known Kyiv Natural Science Lyceum No. 145 and won First Prize at International Olympiad in Physics among students. In 1977 he got Master’s degree cum laude at the Landau Institute chair of Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology. In 1980, under supervision of Alex Abrikosov, he was awarded his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics. He worked as a researcher (1981–1985), associate professor (1986–1989), and full professor (1990–1999) of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Moscow Institute for Steel and Alloys (Technological University). Andrey Varlamov was awarded the USSR State Prize in Physics for young scientists (1986). He worked as the invited fellow at the Condensed Matter Theory Group of Argonne National Laboratory, USA (1993) and as the invited professor of Florence, Rome, Pavia, Bordeaux, Minnessota universities. Since 1999 he has been the senior researcher and then research director of the Institute of Superconductivity, Innovative Materials, and Devices of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

His main fields of scientific interests are: superconductivity, theory of metals, theory of phase transitions, and nanophysics. The most important results Andrey Varlamov achieved in theory of fluctuations in superconductors, theory of superconductivity, theory of electronic topological transitions, heat transport in metals and superconductors.

Andrey Varlamov, in co-authorship with Anatoly Larkin, wrote the monograph “Theory of Fluctuations in Superconductors” published in English (Oxford, 2005, 2009) and Russian (2007) languages, he is co-author of the collective monographs “The Physics of Superconductivity” (Springer, 2002, 2009), “Fundamentals of Superconducting Electronics” (Springer, 2011), editor of “Fluctuation Phenomena in High Temperature Superconductors” (Kluwer, 1997), author of four monographic review articles, and more than 130 scientific papers.

Andrey Varlamov devotes a lot of time to popularization of physics and to work with gifted students. Among his ex-students are Rector of Moscow Federal Technological University, Professor of Delft University, researchers working in different countries. His popular-science book “The Wonders of Physics” in its first version was published in 1987 and during the following quarter of century has been published in twelve editions in six languages. Andrey Varlamov since 1985 is a member of the Editorial Board of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ popular science magazine “Kvant”, where he published more than 40 popular articles. For many years he executed the duties of vice-Editor in Chief of this magazine (1986–1992). Since 2003 he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Genova European Festival of Science.