Igor Shovkovy

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Biography

Igor Shovkovy is a professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University. He received a doctorate in theoretical physics from Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics in 1997. He held postdoctoral research associate positions at the University of Cincinnati (1997-2000), the University of Minnesota (2000-2002), and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt on Main (2002-2004). Before joining the Arizona State University, Shovkovy held the positions of a junior fellow at the Frankfurt Institute for Advances Studies (2004-2006) and an assistant professor at Western Illinois University (2006-2008). Professor Shovkovy published several reviews and book chapters, more than 100 articles in refereed journals, and more than 30 contributions in conference proceedings. His expertise includes theoretical physics, nuclear physics, high-energy physics, and condensed matter physics.

Education

  • Ph. D. Theoretical Physics, Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev, Ukraine 1997
  • M. Sc. Taras Shevchenko Kiev State University, Kiev, Ukraine 1993

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Research Interests

Professor Shovkovy's main fields of research are theoretical nuclear, high-energy and condensed matter physics. He is interested in a range of problems related to dense baryonic matter inside neutron stars, quark-gluon plasma created in heavy-ion collisions, physics of the early universe, as well as some properties of novel condensed matter materials (such as graphene, Dirac and Weyl semimetals, as well as topological insulators), aspects of mathematical physics, etc.

In recent years, a large fraction of Shovkovy's research was dedicated to studies of unusual properties of chiral forms of relativistic matter. He uses quantum field theoretical methods to study the properties of such matter.

Professor Shovkovy is known for his work on magnetic catalysis of symmetry breaking in quantum field theory and its applications in graphene, for studies of color superconductivity in dense quark matter, as well as some unusual properties of (quasi-) relativistic systems in strong magnetic fields.

Research Group

Current Ph.D. student(s)

  • Denys Rybalka (Aug. 2015  now)

Former Ph.D. students

  • Lifang Xia (Aug. 2013  May 2016), Ph. D. thesis defended on April 13, 2016
  • Xinyang Wang (Aug. 2009  Aug. 2013), Ph. D. thesis defended on July 2, 2013
  • Lang Yu (Jun. 2010  May 2012), Ph. D. thesis defended on April 6, 2012

Publications

List of publications 

External links: INSPIRE, arXiv, ADS, ResearcherID, Scopus, Google Scholar

Selected reviews

Selected publications‚Äč

Research Activity

  • Shovkovy,Igor*. Research in Quantum Field Theory: Anomalous Properties of Chiral Matter. NSF-MPS-PHY (8/1/2017 - 7/31/2020).
  • Shovkovy,Igor*. Research in quantum field theory: Relativistic matter in a magnetic field. NSF-MPS-PHY (7/15/2014 - 6/30/2018).
  • Shovkovy,Igor*. Relativistic Matter Under Extreme Conditions. NSF-MPS (9/1/2010 - 6/30/2014).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
PHY 201 Math Methods Physics I
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 493 Honors Thesis
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PHY 121 Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 121 Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
PHY 121 Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 121 Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
PHY 112 General Physics
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 792 Research
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
PHY 121 Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 361 Introductory Modern Physics
PHY 792 Research
PHY 799 Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
PHY 121 Univ Physics I: Mechanics
PHY 331 Prin Modern Electromagnetism
PHY 792 Research

Honors/Awards

  • 2014: Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2011Outstanding Referee for the journals of the American Physical Society
  • 1997: Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for young scientists
  • 1997: V. N. Gribov Scholarship & "Best Theoretical Presentation" award at the International School of Subnuclear Physics (35th course), Erice, Italy

Service

  • University Promotion and Tenure Committee, Member (2017 -- 2020)
  • University Senate, President of the Polytechnic Campus Assembly (2017-2018)
  • University Senate, President-Elect of the Polytechnic Campus Assembly (2016-2017)
  • Interim Physics Program Leader, Science and Mathematics Faculty, College of Letters and
    Sciences (Spring 2016)
  • University Undergraduate Standards Committee, Member (2013 - 2015)
  • Contract Faculty and IP Review Committee, Science and Mathematics Faculty, SLS, Member (2012) and Chair (2013 - 2015)
  • Multiple Search Committees, Science and Mathematics Faculty, College of Letters and Sciences, Chair (2014), Member (2015)