APS Fellow, 1997, von HUMBOLDT RESEARCH AWARD, 1993; SAKURAI PRIZE, 1999, LILIENFELD PRIZE, 2006; Laureat of Chaires Internacionales de Recherche Blaise Pascal, 2007.
Member of the Scientific Evaluation Committee of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Triest, Italy. Member of the Advisory Board of the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara. Member of the Editorial Board of European Physical Journal C (Springer). Member of the 2001 Sakurai Prize Committee of the American Physical Society and of the 2008 Lilienfeld Prize Committee. Co-Organizer of the Conference ``Noncommutativity: from Mathematics to Phenomenology," Bayrischzell, Germany, May 2-5, 2003,Editors of the Proceedings of ``Continuous Advances in QCD 2002/Arkadyfest" published by World Scientific, Singapore in December 2002. Co-organizer of the Conference ``Continuous Advances in QCD 2004" Minneapolis, May 13-15, 2004. Co-editor of a two-volume publication "FROM FIELDS TO STRINGS: CIRCUMNAVIGATING THEORETICAL PHYSICS," (World Scientific, Singapore, 2005). Co-organizer of the Conference ``PNPI: Hadron Structure and QCD," St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2005. Co-organizer of the Program "QCD and String Theory",BENASQUE CENTER FOR SCIENCE, (Spain) 2006, July 2 - July 14. Co-organizer of the 3-d FENOMEC Workshop "Selected topics in Mathematical Physics", Cocoyoc, Mexico, Nov. 10-12, 2005. Co-organizer of the Conference ``Quark Confinement and Hadron Spectrum" Sardinia, Italy, September 21-25 2004. Editor of the book “You just failed your math test, Comrade Einstein,” (World Scientific, Singapore, 2005). Co-organizer of the Conference ``PNPI: Hadron Structure and QCD: from LOW to HIGH energies," Repino, Russia, 18-22 May 2004. Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference ``CAQCD-06" FTPI, Minneapolis, May 2006. Co-organizer of ``Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum VII," Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 2-7 September 2006. Co-organizer of the program "QCD and String Theory" at The Benasque Center for Science, Universitat de Barcelona and Universidad de Zaragoza, July 2-- 14, Benasque, Spain. Co-organizer of the program "Frontiers in Theoretical Physics" NBI, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3 -- August 13, 2006. Co-organizer of the conference "QCD @ Work", Martina Franca, Italy, June 2007. Editor of the book "FELIX BEREZIN: Life and Death of the Mastermind of Supermathematics." (World Scientific, Singapore, 2007). Co-editor of the Proceedings of “CAQCD-06” (World Scientific, Singapore, 2007). Co-organizer of the conference "Fundamental Challenges of QCD,” Schladming, Austria, February 27-March 7, 2009.
I do research in all branches of theoretical high energy physics: from Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) as the theory of hadrons
to extra dimensional (brane world) models of fundamental interactions.
Due to a mysterious property of color confinement, QCD is one of the most intriguing dynamical theories we have ever had. Crucial non-perturbative phenomena in QCD are very rich. Even more mysteries we encounter as we move towards higher energies, in the realm of fundamental quark-lepton theories. I develop various ideas which could explain regularities of the quark-lepton world from the standpoint of extra dimensions, within the framework of supersymmetric field theory. The focus of my research is the study of non-perturbative effects.
Pavel Bolokhov, Research Associate
Vladimir Bychkov, Teaching Assistant
Chun Chen, Teaching Assistant
Xiaoyi Cui, Physics Grad Student
Olesya Koroteeva, Fellow (Physics)
Yevhen Kurianovych, Teaching Assistant
Derek Lee, Teaching Assistant
Adam Peterson, Teaching Assistant
Allan Straub, Teaching Assistant
Alex Turbiner, Visitor
Walter Vinci, Research Associate
A.Armoni, M. Shifman, and M. Unsal, “Planar limit of orientifold field theoriesand emergent center symmetry,”, Phys. Rev (2008)
M.Shifman and A. Vainshtein, Highly excited mesons. linear Regge trajectories and the pattern of the chiral symmetry realization,”, Phys. Rev. (2008)
M. Shifman and A. Yung, “Confinement in N=1 SQCD: One step beyond Seiberg’s duality,”, Phys. Rev. (2007)
S. Bolognesi and M. Shifman, “The Hopf skyrmion in QCD with adjoint quarks,”, Phys. Rev. (2007)
Gorsky, M. Shifman and A. Yung, “Supersymmetric Quantum Chromodynamics: How confined non-Abelian monopoles emerge from quark condensation,”, Phys. Rev. (2007)
M. Shifman, Diluting Cosmological Constant in Infinite Volume Extra Dimensions, Physical Review D, 67, 044020 (2003).
M. Shifman, Exact Results in Non-Supersymmetric Large N Orientifold Field Theories, Nuclear Physics B, 2003, in press.
M. Shifman, Families as Neighbors in Extra Dimension, Physics Letters B, 475, 295(2000).
ITEP Lectures on Particle Physics and Field Theory, Vols. 1 and 2, 870 pp, (World Scientific, Singapore, 1999).
M. Shifman, Exact Results for Soft Supersymmetry Breaking Parameters in Supersymmetric Gauge Theories, Physical Review D, 56, 5475 (1997).