Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-American theoretical physicist, Died at 88


Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov was born on June 25, 1928, and died on March 29, 2017.

He was a Soviet, Russian and American theoretical physicist whose main contributions are in the field of condensed matter physics.

Abrikosov was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003.

Alexei Abrikosov graduated from Moscow State University in 1948.

From 1948 to 1965, Alexei Abrikosov worked at the Institute for Physical Problems of the USSR Academy of Sciences, where he received his Ph.D. during 1951 for the theory of thermal diffusion in plasmas, and then his Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (a “higher doctorate”) degree in 1955 for a thesis on quantum electrodynamics at high energies.

Abrikosov was married Svetlana Yuriyevna Bunkova and has 3 children.

Alexei Abrikosov passed away at 88 years old.