Fifty years of research at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (on the 100th anniversary of the birth of IM Khalatnikov)

G. E. Volovik*

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Reviewing all the basic research performed at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences that has made a significant contribution to physics is an unrealistic task. Therefore, the discussion is restricted to only those studies that have directly affected the author's explorations for 50 years (1968-2018). IMKhalatnikov created a unique institution that brought together virtually all areas of theoretical physics of importance, thus opening vast opportunities for scientific collaboration. The Landau Institute's multidisciplinary environment was a significant driver of research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1031-1045
Number of pages15
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • topological defects
  • topological matter
  • Majorana and Weyl fermions
  • general relativity
  • cosmology

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