Mikhail Shifman

Mikhail Shifman

Mikhail "Misha" Shifman

Ida Cohen Fine Chair in Theoretical Physics; Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy

Contact

John T. Tate Hall
Room 275-08
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI)
High Energy Theory Group

Education

  • Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, 1972
  • Masters Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow, 1976, PhD

Professional Background

  • Oversight Committee of the Galileo Galilei Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Scientific Evaluation Committee of the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Triest, Italy
  • Advisory Board of the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Editorial Board of European Physical Journal C (Springer)
  • Lilienfeld Prize Committee, 2008
  • Sakurai Prize Committee of the American Physical Society, 2001

CONFERENCE CO-ORGANIZER

  • "Noncommutativity: from Mathematics to Phenomenology," Bayrischzell, Germany, May 2-5, 2003.
  • "Continuous Advances in QCD 2004" Minneapolis, May 13-15, 2004.
  • “PNPI: Hadron Structure and QCD," St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2005.
  • "QCD and String Theory", Benasque Center for Science, Spain, July 2 - July 14 2006.
  • 3-D FENOMEC Workshop "Selected topics in Mathematical Physics", Cocoyoc, Mexico, November 10-12, 2005.
  • "Quark Confinement and Hadron Spectrum" Sardinia, Italy, September 21-25 2004.
  • "PNPI: Hadron Structure and QCD: from LOW to HIGH energies," Repino, Russia, 18-22 May 2004.
  • "Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum VII," Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal, 2-7 September 2006.
  • "QCD and String Theory" at The Benasque Center for Science, Universitat de Barcelona and Universidad de Zaragoza, July 2-- 14, Benasque, Spain.
  • "Frontiers in Theoretical Physics" NBI, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 3 - August 13, 2006.
  • Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Conference "CAQCD-06" FTPI, Minneapolis, May 2006.
  • "QCD @ Work", Martina Franca, Italy, June 2007.
  • "Fundamental Challenges of QCD,” Schladming, Austria, February 27-March 7, 2009.
  • "Continuous Advances in Quantum Chromodynamics" (CAQCD_2011), FTPI.
  • "Frontiers Beyond the Standard Model III" (FBSM III), FTPI.
  • "Continuous Advances in QCD" (CAQCD_2013), FTPI.
  • "Eleventh Conference on Quark Confinement and Hadronic Spectrum", St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014.
  • "Twelth Conference on Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum", Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016.
  • QCD-2016, FTPI, May 2016.
  • "Resurgent Asymptotics in Physics and Mathematics", KITP, October-December 2017

EDITOR

  • "The Many Faces of the Superworld," 588 pp, World Scientific, Singapore, 2000.
  • "Continuous Advances in QCD 2002/Arkadyfest" published by World Scientific, Singapore in December 2002.
  • The Supersymmetric World: the Beginnings of the Theory, 288 pp, World Scientific, Singapore, 2000.
  • At the Frontier of Particle Physics / Handbook of QCD, Vols. 1, 2, 3, and 4, 2550 pp, World Scientific, Singapore, 2001 and 2002.
  • SUSY 30: Proceedings of the International Symposium Celebrating 30 Years of Supersymmetry, (Minneapolis, MN, USA, 13-27 October 2000), 449 pp, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 2001.
  • Proceedings of “CAQCD-06” published by World Scientific, Singapore, 2007.
  • Three-volume publication "FROM FIELDS TO STRINGS: CIRCUMNAVIGATING THEORETICAL PHYSICS," published by World Scientific, Singapore, 2005.
  • “You just failed your math test, Comrade Einstein,” published by World Scientific, Singapore, 2005.
  • "FELIX BEREZIN: Life and Death of the Mastermind of Supermathematics." published by World Scientific, Singapore, 2007.
  • Under the Spell of Landau: When Theoretical Physics Was Shaping Destinies, 550pp, World Scientific, Singapore, 2013.
  • Physics in A Mad World, 550 pp., World Scientific, Singapore, 2015.

Scientific & Professional Societies

  • National Academy of Sciences (NAS) (2018)
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1997)

Biography

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
  • 1972-1982 and 1990-1995: QCD, Strong interaction Physics, Heavy Quark Physics, axions;
  • 1982-1990 and since 1996: All aspects of supersymmetric theories at strong coupling;
  • Since 2003: Supersymmetric solitons, sigma models (including applications in Condensed Matter).

Honors and Awards

  • Humboldt Research Award, Germany, 1993
  • Research Award of JSPS, Japan, 1993 
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1996 1997
  • J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics (APS, United States) 1999
  • Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society 2006
  • Laureat of Chaires Internacionales de Recherche Blaise Pascal, France 2007
  • Pomeranchuk Prize, Russia A. Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, 2013
  • Dirac Medal and Prize, 2016
  • elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2018

Books

  1. M. Shifman, "Standing Together in Troubled Times" World Scientific, 2017
  2. M.Shifman and A.Yung, Critical String from Non-Abelian Vortex in Four Dimensions, Phys. Lett. B 750, 416 (2015). [abstract]
  3. M. Shifman, “Vacuum Structure and QCD Sum Rules”, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1992
  4. M.Shifman, “ITEP Lectures on Particle Physics and Field Theory”, Volume 1 and Volume 2, World Scientific, Singapore, 1999
  5. M. Shifman and A. Yung, “Supersymmetric Solitons”, Cambridge University Press, 2009
  6. M. Shifman, "Quantum Field Theory II. A Lecture Course", World Scientific, Singapore, 2019
  7. M. Shifman, “Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory: A Lecture Course”, Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition, 2022

Selected Publications

  1. M. Shifman, OPE-based Methods in Nonperturbative QCD: SVZ sum rules, 1/M_Q expansion, and all that, Invited Contribution to the Memorial Volume "50 Years of QCD" (2022)
  2. A. Cherman, T. Jacobson, M. Shifman, M. Unsal, and A. Vainshtein, Four-Fermi Deformations of the Massless Schwinger Model and Confinement, JHEP (2022)

Course Files

PHYS 8012: QFT II - taught Fall 2020 - View Course File

Advisees & Collaborators

Graduate Students:

  •  B. Blok, 1989
  • R. Dikeman, 1995
  • B. Chibisov, 1998
  • Xinrui Hou, 2002
  • Serkay Olmez, 2012
  • Xiaoyi Cui, 2012
  • A. Monin, 2012
  • J. Chen, 2014
  • Adam Peterson, 2016
  • S. Monin, 2017
  • M. Kreshchuk, 2020
  • Daniel Schubring, 2022
  • E. Kurianovych (current)
  • Chao-Hsiang Sheu (current)

Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • B. Blok, starting in 1985
  • M. Maggiore, starting in 1990
  • L. Koyrakh, starting from 1994
  • L. Roszkowski, 1996
  • A. Kovner, 1997
  • J. Hisano, 1997
  • X. Hou, 1999
  • G. Gabadadze, 1999
  • T. ter Veldhuis, 1999
  • D. Binosi, 2000
  • D.A. Demir, 2002
  • A. Armoni, 2003
  • A. Ritz, 2004
  • R. Auzzi, 2005
  • R. Zwicky, 2006
  • S. Olmez, 2007
  • S. Bolognesi, 2007
  • P. Bolokhov, 2009
  • W. Vinci, 2011
  • E. Ireson, 2018