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Shifman, Mikhail A.

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Works: 70 works in 299 publications in 2 languages and 12,772 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Puzzles and games  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Mikhail A Shifman
Under the spell of Landau : when theoretical physics was shaping destinies by Mikhail A Shifman( )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This invaluable collection of memoirs and reviews on scientific activities of the most prominent theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau School - Landau, Anselm, Gribov, Zeldovich, Kirzhnits, Migdal, Ter-Martirosyan and Larkin - are being published in English for the first time. The main goal is to acquaint readers with the life and work of outstanding Soviet physicists who, to a large extent, shaped theoretical physics in the 1950s-70s. Many intriguing details have remained unknown beyond the "Iron Curtain" which was dismantled only with the fall of the USSR
You failed your math test, comrade Einstein : adventures and misadventures of young mathematicians or test your skills in almost recreational mathematics by M Shifman( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two essays written by well-known mathematician Ilan Vardi, who is currently living in France, constitute the book's core. The first essay presents a thorough analysis of contrived problems given to "undesirable" applicants to the Department of Mathematics, Moscow University. The second essay is an in-depth discussion of solutions to the International Mathematical Olympiad of 2000, with emphasis on the comparison of the Olympiad problems to those of the Moscow University entrance examinations." "The second part of the book provides a historical background of a unique phenomenon in mathematics that flourished in the 1970s and 80s in the USSR. Specially designed math problems were not used to test students' ingenuity and creativity; rather, they served as "killer problems," to deny "undesirable" applicants access to higher education. The focus of this part of the book is the 1980 essay Intellectual Genocide by B. Kanevsky and V. Senderov, published here for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Felix Berezin : life and death of the mastermind of supermathematics by F. A Berezin( )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Felix Berezin was an outstanding Soviet mathematician who in the 1960s and 70s was the driving force behind the emergence of the branch of mathematics now known as supermathematics. The integral over the anticommuting Grassmann variables that he introduced in the 1960s laid the foundation for the path integral formulation of quantum field theory with fermions, the heart of modern supersymmetric field theories and superstrings. The Berezin integral is named for him, as is the closely related construction of the Berezinian, which may be regarded as the superanalog of the determinant. This book f
At the frontier of particle physics : handbook of QCD : Boris Ioffe festschrift by Mikhail A Shifman( )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the fourth and last volume of the invaluable publication At the Frontier of Particle Physics: Handbook of QCD. In this volume the reader will find three important sections. The first is devoted to QCD-based phenomenology. It covers issues deeply woven into the fabric of particle physics: weak interactions of light quarks (J. Bijnens) and heavy quarkonium physics (A. Hoang). The second section is a report on recent advances in the understanding of confinement in three dimensions in the Georgi-Glashow model (I. Kogan and A. Kovner). The third section deals with lattice QCD (A. Kronfeld) and loop equations (A. Dubin and Yu Makeenko). The five reviews in Volume 4, together with the 33 reviews in Volumes 1-3, constitute a full encyclopedia, covering all aspects of quantum chromodynamics as we know it today. The articles have been written by recognized experts in this field. Combining features of a handbook and a textbook, this is the most comprehensive source of information on the current status of QCD. It is intended for students as well as physicists - both theorists and experimentalists
The supersymmetric world : the beginnings of the theory by G Kane( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the discovery of supersymmetry is a fascinating one, unlike that of any other major development in the history of science. This engaging book presents a view of the process, mainly in the words of people who participated. It combines anecdotal descriptions and personal reminiscences with more technical accounts of the trailblazers, covering the birth of the theory and its first years - the origin of the idea, four-dimensional field theory realization, and supergravity. The eyewitnesses convey to us the drama of one of the deepest discoveries in theoretical physics in the 20th cent
Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest : honoring the 60th birthday of Arkady Vainshtein : William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 17-23 May, 2002 by Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD( )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symposium and workshop "Continuous Advances in QCD / Arkadyfest" was the fifth in the series of meetings organized by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota. This meeting brought together leading researchers in high-energy physics to exchange the latest ideas in QCD and gauge theories at strong coupling at large. It honored the 60th birthday of Professor Arkady Vainshtein, and the papers included in this proceedings volume also look back on the history of the subjects in which Arkady played such a central role: applications of PCAC, penguins, invisible axions, QCD sum rules, exact beta functions, condensates in supersymmetry, powerful heavy quark expansions, and new anomalies in 2D SUSY theories. The current status of these subjects was summarized in several excellent presentations that also outlined a historical perspective. A number of papers from leading researchers in the field present new developments and ideas in modern areas of study, such as the cosmological constant problem in extra-dimension theories, supersymmetric monopoles, solitons and confinement, AdS/CFT correspondence, and high density QCD
Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2006 : William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, Minneapolis, USA, 11-14 May 2006 by Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plenary talks -- AdS/QCD -- Heavy quark physics -- High temperature/Density physics -- Solitons in gauge theories -- Lattice methods -- General aspects of QCD and gauge theories -- Light quarks and gluons -- Large N -- Multiparton amplitudes -- Light cone -- Pages of the past 53 -- Glimpses of the conference
The many faces of the superworld : Yuri Golfand memorial volume by Mikhail A Shifman( )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This invaluable volume is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Golfand, one of the discoverers of supersymmetry. Together with his student, he constructed in 1970 the superextension of the Poincare algebra and obtained the first four-dimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. Golfand died in 1994 in Israel. Did the pioneers of supersymmetry - Neveu, Schwarz, Ramond, Golfand, Volkov, Wess, Zumino and others - foresee in the early 1970's that they would be opening to us the gates of the superworld? The superworld will become one of the most important components of our understanding of Nature - a component that will stay with us forever. This book is a compilation of the original papers and review articles, devoted to various aspects of supersymmetry, written by the outstanding researchers in the field, theorists whose work shaped the present day theory and continues to make a profound impact on the frontier directions of the current development. A wide range of topics is covered - from subtle results in the superstring theory to supersymmetry-based phenomenology. Most of the articles have been prepared specifically for this volume. The first part of the book consists of the Editor's essay presenting the basic stages of Golfand's life and work, the memoirs of his widow, Mrs N. Koretz-Golfand and of his student, Dr E. Likhtman. Also included is the article of Prof. M. Marinov "Revealing the Path to the Superworld", outlining the main ideas that paved the way to the discovery of supersymmetry. The historical part of the book concludes with the English translation of the Golfand-Likhtman paper on supersymmetry published in 1972 in the Tamm Memorial Volume
Advanced topics in quantum field theory : a lecture course by Mikhail A Shifman( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the advent of Yang-Mills theories and supersymmetry in the 1970s, quantum field theory - the basis of the modern description of physical phenomena at the fundamental level - has undergone revolutionary developments. This is the first systematic and comprehensive text devoted specifically to modern field theory, bringing readers to the cutting edge of current research. The book emphasizes nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry. It includes a thorough discussion of various phases of gauge theories, extended objects and their quantization, and global supersymmetry from a modern perspective. Featuring extensive cross-referencing from traditional topics to recent breakthroughs in the field, it prepares students for independent research. The side boxes summarizing the main results and over 70 exercises make this an indispensable book for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics"--
Continuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest, Honoring the 60th Birthday of Arkady Vainshtein: Proceedings of the Conference, William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 17-23 May 2002 by Keith A Olive( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The symposium and workshop "Continuous Advances in QCD/Arkadyfest" was the fifth in the series of meetings organized by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota. This meeting brought together leading researchers in high-energy physics to exchange the latest ideas in QCD and gauge theories of strong coupling at large. It honoured the 60th birthday of Professor Arkady Vainshtein, and the papers included in this proceedings volume also look back on the history of the subjects in which Arkady played such a central role: applications of PCAC, penguins, invisible axions, QCD sum rules, exact beta functions, condensates in supersymmetry, powerful heavy quark expansions, and new anomalies in 2D SUSY theories. The current status of these subjects was summarized in several presentations that also outlined a historical perspective. A number of papers from leading researchers in the field present developments and ideas in modern areas of study, such as the cosmological constant problem in extra-dimension theories, supersymmetric monopoles, solitons and confinement, AdS/CFT correspondence, and high density QCD
Physics in a mad world by Mikhail A Shifman( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells captivating stories of misadventures of two renowned theoretical physicists in the Soviet Union. The first part is devoted to Friedrich (Fritz) Houtermans, an outstanding Dutch-Austrian-German physicist who was the first to suggest that the source of stars' energy is thermonuclear fusion, and also made a number of other important contributions to cosmochemistry and geochemistry. In 1935, Houtermans, a German communist, in an attempt to save his life from Hilter's Gestapo, fled to the Soviet Union. He took up an appointment at the Kharkov Physico-Technical Institute, working there for two years with the Russian physicist Valentin P Fomin. In the Great Purge of 1937, Houtermans was arrested in December by the NKVD (Soviet Secret Police, KGB's predecessor). He was tortured, and confessed to being a Trotskyist plotter and German spy, out of fear of threats against his wife Charlotte. However, Charlotte had already escaped from the Soviet Union to Denmark, after which she went to England and finally the USA. As a result of the Hilter-Stalin Pact of 1939, Houtermans was turned over to the Gestapo in May 1940 and imprisoned in Berlin. The second part consists of two essays that narrate the life story of Yuri Golfand, one of the codiscoverers of supersymmetry, a major discovery in theoretical physics in the 20th century. In 1973, just two years after the publication of his seminal paper, he was fired from the Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow. Because of his Jewish origin he could find no job. Under such circumstances, he applied for an exit visa to Israel, but his application was denied. Yuri Golfand became a refusnik and joined the Human rights movement, along with two other prominent physicists, Andrei Sakharov and Yuri Orlov. To earn his living, he had to do manual work, repeatedly being intimidated by KGB. Only 18 years later, shortly before the demise of the Soviet Union, did he obtain permission to leave the country, emigrating to Israel in 1990. These personal life stories of two outstanding theorists are interwined with the tragedies of the 20th century and make for compelling reading. -- Provided by publisher
Supersymmetric solitons by Mikhail A Shifman( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and techniques based on supersymmetry have provided insights in quantum chromodynamics and other nonsupersymmetric gauge theories at strong coupling in the last decade. This book summarizes major advances in critical solitons in supersymmetric theories
ITEP lectures on particle physics and field theory by Mikhail A Shifman( Book )

23 editions published in 1999 in English and Vietnamese and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lecture on heavy quarks in quantum chromodynamics Beginning supersymmetry (supersymmetry in quantum mechanics)
Instantons in gauge theories by Mikhail A Shifman( Book )

13 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Section V. Fermions. Introduction -- 19. Spinor analysis of Yang-Mills theory / R. Jackiw and C. Rebbi -- 20. Symmetry breaking through Bell-Jackiw anomalies / G. 't Hooft -- 21. An SU(2) anomaly / E. Witten -- Section VI. Constrained instantons, I-A interaction and the valley method. Introduction -- 22. On constrained instantons / I. Affleck -- 23. Instantons in non-perturbative QCD vacuum / M.A. Shifman, A.I. Vainshtein and V.I. Zakharov -- 24. Collective-coordinate method for quasizero modes / I.I. Balitsky and A.V. Yung -- Section VII. Supersymmetric instantons. Introduction -- 25. Euclidean supersymmetry and the many-instanton problem / B. Zumino -- 26. Supersymmetry and instantons / A. D'Adda and P. Di Vecchia -- 27. Supersymmetry transformations of instantons / V.A. Novikov ... [et al.] -- 28. Supersymmetric instanton calculus (gauge theories with matter) / V.A. Novikov ... [et al.] -- 29. Instanton induced Green functions in the superfield formalism / J. Fuchs and M.G. Schmidt -- 30. A supersymmetric instanton calculus for SU(N) gauge theories / J. Fuchs -- 31. Instantons in SU(N) supergluodynamics / V.A. Novikov -- 32. Supersymmetric instanton calculus (gauge theories with matter fields in an arbitrary group) / V.A. Novikov -- Section VIII. Reviews. Introduction -- 33. The uses of instantons / S. Coleman -- 34. ABC of instantons / A.I. Vainshtein ... [et al.]
Vacuum structure and QCD sum rules by Mikhail A Shifman( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The method of the QCD sum rules was and still is one of the most productive tools in a wide range of problems associated with the hadronic phenomenology. Many heuristic ideas, computational devices, specific formulae which are useful to theorists working not only in hadronic physics, have been accumulated in this method. Some of the results and approaches which have originally been developed in connection with the QCD sum rules can be and are successfully applied in related fields, such as supersymmetric gauge theories, nontraditional schemes of quarks and leptons etc. The amount of literatur
Standing together : in troubled times by Wolfgang Pauli( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This captivating book is a story of the friendship between a genius physicist Wolfgang Pauli and Charlotte Houtermans whose career in physics was not as glamorous. They met in the late 1920s in Germany, at the very onset of the quantum era and personally knew all the major players in the emergent quantum world that was very much part of central Europe: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Denmark and Switzerland. And Charlotte was a student at Göttingen that was right at the heart. Caught between two evils -- Soviet Communism and German National Socialism -- she would have probably perished if it were not for the brotherhood of physicists: Niels Bohr, Wolfgang Pauli, Albert Einstein, James Franck, Max Born, Robert Oppenheimer and many other noted scientists who tried to save friends and colleagues (either leftist sympathizers or Jews) who were in mortal danger of being entrapped in a simmering pre-WWII Europe. Using newly discovered documents from the Houtermans family archive: twenty three Pauli's letters to Charlotte Houtermans, her correspondence with other great physicists, Charlotte's diaries, interviews with her children, almost all documents presented in this book are published for the first time"--
From fields to strings : circumnavigating theoretical physics : Ian Kogan memorial collection by Misha Shifman( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1; From the Editors; List of Contributors; CONTENTS (Volume 1); Part 1: Personal Notes; Ian's Universe; This is How It Was; Ian Kogan; My Recollections of Ian Kogan; Ian at Balliol; Ian in the Department; Part 2: From Fields to Strings; 1. QCD and Field Theory; Diquarks as Inspiration and as Objects; The Innuence of Baryons on the Chiral Phase Transition in QCD; QCD Functional Integrals for Systems with Nonzero Chemical Potential; Variational Techniques in Non-Perturbative QCD; 3D Georgi-Glashow Model and Confining Strings at Zero and Finite Temperatures
Susy 30 : proceedings of the international symposium celebrating 30 years of supersymmetry, Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 13-27 October, 2000 by International Conference on Supersymmetries in Physics( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUSY 30 : proceedings of the international symposium celebrating 30 years of supersymmetry : Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 13-27 October by International Conference on Supersymmetry( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Placzek : a nuclear physicist's odyssey by Aleš Gottvald( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents the first detailed biography of George Placzek -- an outstanding physicist, a participant in the Manhattan Project who stood at the very inception of nuclear physics and the subsequent development of the nuclear bomb in the course of WWII. In the 1930s, George Placzek was known as an adventurous person with a sharp sense of humor, a tireless generator of novel physics ideas which he generously shared with his colleagues. Born in Brno (now Czech Republic) into a wealthy Jewish family, he lost all his relatives to Holocaust, casting a tragic shadow on his life. This book is a unique compilation of large number of previously unknown and unpublished documents from private and university archives, police reports, etc. Placzek's correspondence with the leadership of the Hebrew University in 1934, the 1937 NKVD interrogation files of Konrad Weisselberg, as well as the Zurich Police report of 1955 detailing the circumstances of Placzek's death in a Zurich hotel are illuminating as they shed light on poorly known pages of his life"
 
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Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest : honoring the 60th birthday of Arkady Vainshtein : William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 17-23 May, 2002 Continuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest, Honoring the 60th Birthday of Arkady Vainshtein: Proceedings of the Conference, William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 17-23 May 2002
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Felix Berezin : life and death of the mastermind of supermathematicsAt the frontier of particle physics : handbook of QCD : Boris Ioffe festschriftThe supersymmetric world : the beginnings of the theoryProceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest : honoring the 60th birthday of Arkady Vainshtein : William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 17-23 May, 2002Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2006 : William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, Minneapolis, USA, 11-14 May 2006The many faces of the superworld : Yuri Golfand memorial volumeAdvanced topics in quantum field theory : a lecture courseContinuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest, Honoring the 60th Birthday of Arkady Vainshtein: Proceedings of the Conference, William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 17-23 May 2002
Alternative Names
Michail Schifman russischer Physiker

Mikhaïl Chifman physicien russe

Mikhail Shifman físico estadounidense

Mikhail Shifman physicien russe

Mikhail Shifman Russisch natuurkundige

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Šifman, Michail Arkad'jevič 1949-

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