Alex Kamenev

Alex Kamenev

Alex Kamenev

Director of FTPI, Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 275-16
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI)

Ph.D., Weizman Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1996 

M.Sci., Moscow State University, 1987 

Professional Background

Director, Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, 2019-present

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2004-2008


"Advances in strongly correlated electronic systems (ASCES2019)", Minneapolis, 2019

“Holographic Quantum Matter”, Minneapolis, May 2018

"Advances in strongly correlated electronic systems (ASCES2016)", Minneapolis, 2016

“Symmetries and Interactions in Topological Matter”, Minneapolis, 2015

"Correlated Oxides and Oxide Interfaces", Minneapolis, 2014

"Quantum magnetism", Minneapolis, May 2008

"Frontiers of Condensed Matter Theory", Symposium dedicated to the memory of A.I. Larkin, Minneapolis, 2006

"Non-Equilibrium and Correlation Effects in Low-Dimensional Structures", Minneapolis, 2005

"The Correlation Effects in Bose Condensates and Optical Lattices”, Minneapolis, 2004

"Spins and Interactions in Mesoscopic Systems", Minneapolis, 2002

Scientific & Professional Societies
Fellow, American Physical Society
Research Interests

Theoretical condensed matter physics, Disordered systems and glasses, Field-theoretical treatment of many-body systems, Mesoscopic systems, Out of equilibrium systems

Honors and Awards

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2013

McKnight Land Grant Professor, 2005-2007


A. Kamenev , “Field Theory of Non-Equilibrium Systems”Book: Cambridge University Press (2011)

Selected Publications

A. Kamenev, Full list of publications2019

Xuzhe Ying and Alex Kamenev, Symmetry-Protected Topological MetalsPhys. Rev. Lett. 121, 086810 – Published 24 August 2018

C. Mendl, S. Palpacelli, A. Kamenev, and S. Succi, Quantum lattice Boltzmann study of random-mass Dirac fermions in one dimensionCh. 26: Many-body Approaches at Different Scales, 321-330 (Springer 2018). [abstract]

N. R. Smith, A. Kamenev, and B. Meerson, Landau theory of the short-time dynamical phase transitions of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang interfacePhys. Rev. E 97, 042130 (2018); Editor’s Suggestion. [abstract]

A. Skvortsov, B. Ristic, and A. Kamenev, Predicting population extinction from early observations of the LotkaVolterra systemJ. of Applied Mathematics and Computations, 320, 371-379 (2018).

Y. Savich, L. Glazman, and A. Kamenev, Quasiparticle relaxation in superconducting nanostructuresPhys. Rev. B 96, 104510 (2017). [abstract]

D. Bagrets, A. Altland, and A. Kamenev, Power-law out of time order correlation functions in the SYK modelNucl. Phys. B921, 727 (2017) [abstract]

Y. Wang, T. Gulden, and A. Kamenev, Finite-size scaling of entanglement entropy in one-dimensional topological modelsPhys. Rev. B 95, 075401 (2017) [abstract]

A. Altland, D. Bagrets, and A. Kamenev, Sinai Diffusion at Quasi-1D Topological Phase TransitionsPhys. Rev. Lett., 117, 196801 (2016) [abstract]

D. Bagrets, A. Altland, and A. Kamenev, Sachdev–Ye–Kitaev model as Liouville quantum mechanicsNucl. Phys. B 911, 191-205 (2016) [abstract]

M. Janas, A. Kamenev,and B. Meerson, Dynamical phase transition in large-deviation statistics of the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equationPhys. Rev. E.94, 032133 (2016) [abstract]

A. Kamenev, B. Meerson,and P. Sasorov, Short-time height distribution in the one-dimensional Kardar-Parisi-Zhang equation: Starting from a parabolaPhys. Rev. E 94, 032108 – Published 7 September 2016 [abstract]

T. A. Sedrakyan, V. M. Galitski, and A. Kamenev, Topological spin ordering via Chern-Simons superconductivityPhys. Rev. B 95, 094511 (2017) [abstract]

M. Schecter, D. M. Gangardt, and A. Kamenev, Quantum impurities: from mobile Josephson junctions to depletonsNew J. Phys. 18 (2016) 065002 [abstract]

T. Gulden, M. Janas, Y. Wang, and A. Kamenev, Universal Finite-Size Scaling around Topological Quantum Phase TransitionsPhys. Rev. Lett. 116, 026402 – Published 14 January 2016 [abstract]