Shklovskii Fest workshop held at FTPI May 1-3

Long-range Interactions and Strong Disorder: In Physics and in Life Workshop

Anton Andreev headshot

Anton Andreev

University of Washington

Raymond Ashoori headshot

Raymond Ashoori

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sergei Baranovskii headshot

Sergei Baranovskii

Philipps-Universität Marburg

Dmitri "Mitya" Chklovskii headshot

Dmitri (Mitya) Chklovskii

Flatiron Institute

Sasha Efros headshot

Alexander (Sasha) Efros

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Jim Eisenstein headshot

James (Jim) Eisenstein

California Institute of Technology

Michael Fogler headshot

Michael Fogler

University of California San Diego

Liang Fu

Liang Fu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Leonid Glazman headshot with glacier

Leonid Glazman

Yale University

Mikhail Glazov headshot

Mikhail Glazov

Ioffe Institute

Alexander Grosberg headshot

Alexander Grosberg

New York University.


Yi Huang headshot

Yi Huang

University of Maryland

Philip Kim headshot

Philip Kim

Harvard University

alexei koulakov headshot

Alexei Koulakov

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Allan Macdonald headshot

Allan MacDonald

University of Texas at Austin

Kin Fai Mak headshot

Kin Fai Mak

Cornell University

Brian Skinner

Brian Skinner

The Ohio State University

Boris Spivak headshot

Boris Spivak

University of Washington

Aviram Uri headshot

Aviram Uri

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Klaus von Klitzing headshot

Klaus von Klitzing

Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research



Michael Zudov headshot

Michael Zudov

University of Minnesota


Coming soon!

Alex Kamenev headshot

Alex Kamenev

William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute
University of Minnesota

Brian Skinner

Brian Skinner

The Ohio State University


Lodging for non-local invited speakers will be provided by the workshop sponsors at the Graduate Minneapolis (room and tax only). The hotel is within blocks of the workshop venue and about 30 minutes from the MSP airport. Light-rail transit, Taxi, Uber/Lyft or SuperShuttle service is available for transportation to the hotel and/or workshop location.

Information regarding details of hotel arrangements will be sent via e-mail to each participant of the workshop after registration. Please DO NOT contact the hotel to update reservations; contact the email address below for any changes that need to be made.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions by e-mail at

Graduate Minneapolis Hotel

Workshop Location:

The workshop will be held in Keller Hall 3-180 on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.

The building can be accessed via the main doors on Washington Avenue and the side doors on Union Street and the Scholars Walk.

Banquet Location:

The banquet for workshop participants will be held on Friday, May 3rd in the ABC room at the Campus Club

Getting to the University of Minnesota:

Once you land at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP), you have several options you can take to get to the University of Minnesota (UMN).

Taxi services are available at MSP, including Uber and Lyft. It will take approximately 30 - 45 minutes to get to campus depending on traffic and will cost between $25.00 - $60.00. Visit the Ground Transportation page of the MSP website for more information on app-based ride services. 

Shuttle service is available from MSP, however the waits can be long and cost may be high at $20.00 - $73.00 depending on whether you share the ride or travel alone. To learn more see the Van and Shuttle service page of the MSP website

Car rental is not recommended. Parking around campus is limited and expensive.

Local Restaurants:

Please see our Restaurant Locations Map for ideas on where to eat in the area. 

This invitation-only workshop is sponsored by the Simons Foundation, through the UMN Fine Theoretical Physics Institute.