Boris Svistunov received his Ph.D. in 1990, from Kurchatov Institute (Moscow) where he worked from 1986 to 2003 (and which he is still affiliated with). In 2003 he joined the Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research deals with ultracold gases, superfluidity and supersolidity, strongly correlated systems, and the theory and practice of quantum Monte Carlo methods. He is a Fellow and Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society.
Macroscopic quantum properties of helium-4, one of the simplest and oldest elements in the universe, continue to puzzle and amaze scientists. Supertransport in solid helium-4 is the most elusive and controversial conundrum of all. Read More »