Prize Recipient

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Valentin Invanovich Zakharov
Max-Planck Institut f|r Physik


"For fundamental contributions to the understanding of non-perturbative QCD, non-leptonic weak decays, and the analytic properties of supersymmetric gauge theories."


Dr. Zakharov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physical Engineering in 1963 and received his Ph.D. in 1966 from the Institute of theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP) in Moscow.

Dr. Zakharov was a researcher at ITEP in Moscow from 1966 to 1990. He became a staff member at the Max-Planck Institute for Physics in Munich, Germany where he worked until 1993 when he became a Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 1998, Dr. Zakharov returned to the Max-Planck Institute for Physics in Munich.

Dr. Zakharov has conducted extensive research in Particle Theory, particularly quantum chromodynamics, supersymetric theories. His current research is in the area of non-perturbative effects at short distances.

Selection Committee:

Robert N Cahn (Chair), Glennys R. Farrar, Thomas Appelquist ('97 Recipient), Richard K. Ellis (Vice Chair), Michael E. Peskin

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