Condensed matter theory
The topics of the research include nonlinear dynamics in macro-, meso- and nanocrystals, crystal defect formation emphasizing material radiation stability, the magnetism and quantum oscillations in high-Tc superconductors, crystals with frustrated spin lattices, superconductivity in novel complex systems, phase transitions in multiferroics and heterostructures, the graphene and carbon nanotubes combained stuctures, stochastic effects in phase transitions, the strengthening of nonlinear light interactions by surface plasmons.
Principal investigator Dr Vladimir Hizhnyakov, Laboratory of Solid State Theory
Fundamental physics and the Universe
The focus of research is on various problems of high energy physics, theories of gravitation and mathematical physics. The current main topics include
- extensions of Einstein's general relativity, geometric foundations of gravity, theoretical cosmology: inflation, dark energy, dark matter;
- electroweak phenomenology in the Standard Model and beyond, taking into account mass and polarisation effects;
- looking for New Physics in extensions of the Standard Model and under the paradigm of chaotic chains;
- relativistic quantum information theory.