Larkin Award

The Anatoly Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics

Inaugural Award Recipients

The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) at the University of Minnesota is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Larkin Award in Theoretical Physics

2022 Larkin Senior Researcher Award

Professor Patrick A. Lee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professor Lee is being awarded the Larkin Senior Researcher Award for pioneering and wide reaching research in strongly correlated systems, in particular theories of the quantum transport phenomena in the mesoscopic and superconducting systems, and for his standing in the Physics community.


2022 Larkin Junior Researcher Award

Professor Liang Fu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Professor Fu is being awarded the Larkin Junior Researcher Award for seminal works on 3D topological insulators and odd parity topological superconductors, crystalline topological insulators, Majorana zero modes, and for being an intellectual leader of his generation.

2022 Recipients

Senior Researcher:

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Patrick A. Lee

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

Junior Researcher:

Liang Fu

Liang Fu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Anatoly Larkin 1932 - 2005

Anatoly Larkin (1932-2005) is a former faculty member of the Institute. This award is a tribute to his contributions to the field of theoretical physics and its community.

You can read more about Professor Larkin and his legacy through these tributes written by close friends and colleagues. 

 

We are now excepting nominations for the 2023 senior and junior researcher awards. Please see the application instructions below.

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About the Award

This honor recognizes extraordinary contributions to theoretical physics. There are two awards granted annually: one to a senior researcher and one to a junior researcher (under 40 years old at the time of nomination).

The Awardee will be invited to deliver a colloquium for the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota. The awardee will be reimbursed for travel to the University and receive an honorarium in the amount of $2,500 (the Award itself does not come with a monetary value).

Nomination Process

Nomination packages must consist of:

  • Letter from nominator
  • CV of nominee
  • Three letters of reference

Nominations may be submitted online through the Larkin Award Nomination Form or by email to ftpi@umn.edu.

 

Please Note

Self-nominations will not be considered
Nominations stay active for two years

Nominations of women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged

Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2023

FTPI website: https://cse.umn.edu/ftpi
Larkin Award webpage: https://cse.umn.edu/ftpi/larkin-award

Nomination form: https://forms.gle/wgQaZQCFs8mSiN3dA

Selection Committee

Mikhail "Misha" Shifman
Ida Cohen Fine Chair in Theoretical Physics
Fine Theoretical Physics Institute
University of Minnesota

Andrey Chubukov
William I. and Bianca M. Fine Chair in Theoretical Physics
Fine Theoretical Physics Institute
University of Minnesota

Contact Us

Please email us at ftpi@umn.edu with any questions regarding the nomination process.