Professor Igor A. AbrikosovIgor A. Abrikosov received his degrees of Candidate (1991) and Doctor (1997) of Physics and Mathematics in "Solid State Physics" at Moscow Steel & Alloys Institute in Russia. In 1992 he was invited to Technical University of Denmark as a Guest Researcher. Since 1993 he was working in the Condensed Matter Theory Group, Uppsala University, Sweden, first as a Guest Researcher, then as Assistant and Associate Professor.
Igor Abrikosov has a Docent competence in "Condensed Matter Physics" since 1997, awarded by Uppsala University. In 1999 he received a Senior Researcher appointment from the Swedish Research Council (VR). Since September 2003 he is Professor in Theoretical Physics at the Department of Physics and Measurement Technology, Linköping University.
The research area of Prof. Abrikosov covers a broad spectrum of fundamental problems within theoretical solid-state physics. This includes the development of efficient ab initio methods, their implementations in the form of robust computer codes, and the applications for the description and understanding of materials properties. The investigations are largely focused on electronic structure problems for condensed crystalline systems.The main goal of the research is to deepen a fundamental understanding of materials properties from the basic principles of quantum mechanics, and to deliver this knowledge to applied materials science, adjacent scientific disciplines, and to the industry.
Igor Abrikosov, Professor, Theoretical Physics,
Department of Physics and Measurement Technology (IFM),
SE-581 83 Linköping
Office location: Fysikhuset, F308