Nikolay Prokof’ev received his Ph.D. in 1987, from Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, where he worked from 1982 to 1999, with a period between 1992 and 1994 spent at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, as an International Fellow. In 1999 he joined the Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research deals with strongly correlated states in electronic and bosonic systems, critical phenomena, and 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 »