V.L Pokrovsky graduated from Kharkov University (Ukraine) as MS in 1953, defended PhD at Tomsk University (Russia) 1957 and Doctor of Physics and Mathematics (highest degree) at Siberian Branch of Soviet Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk in 1962. Worked in Novosibirsk till 1966, then at Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Chernogolovka, Moscow region, Russia. He is a specialist in Theoretical Physics, His main works are on basic problems of Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics, Magnetism, Superconductivity and Superfluidity. Starting from 1992 he is Professor at Department of Physics (later Physics and Astronomy) of TAMU. From 1998 he was named a Distinguished Professor. His awards include Landau Prize (1982) of the Soviet Academy of Sciences (together withA.Z. Patashinskii) for fundamental works on Phase Transition Theory; Onsager Prize (2005) of the American Physical Society for original and important contributions in Statistical Physics; Humboldt Prize (2000) for a Senior American Scientist of the Humboldt Association (Germany).
Chen Sun, Thomas Nattermann, and Valery Pokrovsky. “Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of magnons in yttrium iron garnet films.” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50(3), 143002, Mar 2017. Invited Review in a special issue for Magnonics.
Valery Pokrovsky. “Spin resonance and spin fluctuations in a quantum wire.” Low Temperature Physics, 43(2), 259, Mar 2017. Special issue on 100-th birthday of Ilya LifshitzThe journal is originally published in Russian by B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Awards & Recognition
- Onsager Prize (American Physical Society, 2005)
- Humboldt Award for a Senior American Scientist (Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2000)
- Landau Prize (Academy of Sciences of USSR, 1982)