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Chubukov Awarded Bardeen Prize

Andrey Chubukov
Andrey Chubukov

FTPI Professor Andrey Chubukov was a winner of the 2018 John Bardeen Prize for his "seminal contributions to the theory of unconventional superconductivity, including applications to the iron-based superconductors." The prize was given at the International Conference on the Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity.

Professor Chubukov is a member of the Fine Theoretical Physics Institute. His research covers unconventional behavior of electrons including strongly-correlated electron systems, quantum magnetism and superconductivity.

The John Bardeen Prize was established in 1991 by the organizers of the International Conference on the Materials and Mechanisms of Superconductivity (M2S) in honor of Dr. John Bardeen for “theoretical work that has provided significant insights on the nature of superconductivity and has led to verifiable predictions”. John Bardeen was a two-time Nobel Laureate who worked as Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota. The Bardeen prize is funded by the Physics Department at the University of Illinois, with an award of $6,000 to the recipient and a certificate.

Prof Igor Mazin of the Naval Research Laboratory also won the prize "For influential first-principles theoretical approaches to a broad class of multi-orbital superconductors, such as MgB2 and the iron-based compounds."

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