Igor M. Sokolov
Igor M. Sokolov received his Ph.D. from the Moscow State University in 1984 and worked until 1990 at the department of theoretical physics at Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow. In 1990 he moved to the University of Bayreuth, Germany, on a fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. From 1991 to 2001 he held a position at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and left for Berlin in 2001. Since 2005 he has been a full professor of physics at Humboldt University in Berlin. His main scientific interests include nonequilibrium thermodynamics, transport phenomena in flows and in disordered systems, chemical kinetics, networks, and polymer dynamics. In 2008 Igor M. Sokolov was recognized as one of the Outstanding Referees of the American Physical Society.
Current technology permits tracking single molecules with exquisite precision, but the results need to be interpreted with care. Long-duration measurement of the motion of a single particle yields information that is different and complementary to that obtained from an ensemble average of many particles.