Victor Galitski (Russian: Виктор Михайлович Галицкий) is a Russian-American physicist, a theorist in the areas of condensed matter physics and quantum physics.
Education and Career
Galitski earned his PhD in applied math in 1999 (under Prof. Dmitry Sokoloff from the Math Faculty in Moscow State University) and a 2 PhD in condensed matter physics under Prof. Anatoly Larkin in 2002. Galitski was later a postdoctoral fellow at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. He has been on the faculty at the University of Maryland since 2005, where he is now a Chesapeake Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics. He is also a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute there, an honorary professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a foreign partner of the Australian Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies.
Galitski has been awarded the NSF career award, Simons Investigator award,, the George Soros Fellowship, and the Future Fellowship from Australian Research Council. His notable researches include the 2010 prediction of topological Kondo insulators. In 2006, he introduced a new kind of spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein Condensate. In 2007, together with University of Maryland coworkers including Sankar Das Sarma, Galitski resolved the minimal conductivity puzzle in graphene physics. Together with Gil Refael, Galitski co-introduced Floquet topological insulators. He is a co-founder of Aspen Quantum Consulting company.
- Galitski, Victor; Karnakov, Boris; Kogan, Vladimir; Galitskii, Victor (2013). Exploring Quantum Mechanics: A Collection of 700+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers. London, U.K.: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0199232727.
Victor Galitski was born in Moscow, Russia in a family of Russian, German, and Jewish ancestry. His grandfather Victor Galitskii (Галицкий,_Виктор_МихайловичLev Landau, Arkady Migdal, and other luminaries, and was director of the Theoretical Physics Department in the Kurchatov Institute. Galitski's grandmother, Tatiana Leonteva, had traced her origins to a pre-revolutionary noble family descending from count Grigory Orlov family tree.) was a renowned physicist, who worked with