Shifman, Mikhail A.
Overview
Works:  52 works in 265 publications in 2 languages and 11,528 library holdings 

Genres:  History Conference papers and proceedings Biography 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Other 
Classifications:  QC174.17.S9, 539.725 
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Most widely held works by
Mikhail A Shifman
The supersymmetric world : the beginnings of the theory by
G. L Kane(
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15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the discovery of supersymmetry is a fascinating one, unlike that of any other major development in the history of science. This engaging book presents a view of the process, mainly in the words of people who participated. It combines anecdotal descriptions and personal reminiscences with more technical accounts of the trailblazers, covering the birth of the theory and its first years  the origin of the idea, fourdimensional field theory realization, and supergravity. The eyewitnesses convey to us the drama of one of the deepest discoveries in theoretical physics in the 20th cent
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the discovery of supersymmetry is a fascinating one, unlike that of any other major development in the history of science. This engaging book presents a view of the process, mainly in the words of people who participated. It combines anecdotal descriptions and personal reminiscences with more technical accounts of the trailblazers, covering the birth of the theory and its first years  the origin of the idea, fourdimensional field theory realization, and supergravity. The eyewitnesses convey to us the drama of one of the deepest discoveries in theoretical physics in the 20th cent
You failed your math test, comrade Einstein : adventures and misadventures of young mathematicians or test your skills in
almost recreational mathematics by
M Shifman(
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10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking work features two essays written by the renowned mathematician Ilan Vardi. The first essay presents a thorough analysis of contrived problems suggested to "undesirable" applicants to the Department of Mathematics of Moscow University. His second essay gives an indepth discussion of solutions to the Year 2000 International Mathematical Olympiad, with emphasis on the comparison of the olympiad problems to those given at the Moscow University entrance examinations. The second part of the book provides a historical background of a unique phenomenon in mathematics, which flouri
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This groundbreaking work features two essays written by the renowned mathematician Ilan Vardi. The first essay presents a thorough analysis of contrived problems suggested to "undesirable" applicants to the Department of Mathematics of Moscow University. His second essay gives an indepth discussion of solutions to the Year 2000 International Mathematical Olympiad, with emphasis on the comparison of the olympiad problems to those given at the Moscow University entrance examinations. The second part of the book provides a historical background of a unique phenomenon in mathematics, which flouri
ITEP lectures on particle physics and field theory by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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30 editions published in 1999 in English and Vietnamese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lecture on heavy quarks in quantum chromodynamics Beginning supersymmetry (supersymmetry in quantum mechanics )
30 editions published in 1999 in English and Vietnamese and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lecture on heavy quarks in quantum chromodynamics Beginning supersymmetry (supersymmetry in quantum mechanics )
Advanced topics in quantum field theory : a lecture course by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the advent of YangMills theories and supersymmetry in the 1970s, quantum field theory  the basis of the modern description of physical phenomena at the fundamental level  has undergone revolutionary developments. This is the first systematic and comprehensive text devoted specifically to modern field theory, bringing readers to the cutting edge of current research. The book emphasizes nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry. It includes a thorough discussion of various phases of gauge theories, extended objects and their quantization, and global supersymmetry from a modern perspective. Featuring extensive crossreferencing from traditional topics to recent breakthroughs in the field, it prepares students for independent research. The side boxes summarizing the main results and over 70 exercises make this an indispensable book for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics"
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since the advent of YangMills theories and supersymmetry in the 1970s, quantum field theory  the basis of the modern description of physical phenomena at the fundamental level  has undergone revolutionary developments. This is the first systematic and comprehensive text devoted specifically to modern field theory, bringing readers to the cutting edge of current research. The book emphasizes nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry. It includes a thorough discussion of various phases of gauge theories, extended objects and their quantization, and global supersymmetry from a modern perspective. Featuring extensive crossreferencing from traditional topics to recent breakthroughs in the field, it prepares students for independent research. The side boxes summarizing the main results and over 70 exercises make this an indispensable book for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics"
Supersymmetric solitons by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods and techniques based on supersymmetry have provided insights in quantum chromodynamics and other nonsupersymmetric gauge theories at strong coupling in the last decade. This book summarizes major advances in critical solitons in supersymmetric theories
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Methods and techniques based on supersymmetry have provided insights in quantum chromodynamics and other nonsupersymmetric gauge theories at strong coupling in the last decade. This book summarizes major advances in critical solitons in supersymmetric theories
Instantons in gauge theories by
M Shifman(
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12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VIII. THE ZERO EIGENSTATESIX. COLLECTIVE COORDINATES: 1. TRANSLATIONS; X. COLLECTIVE COORDINATES: 2. DILATATIONS; XL GLOBAL GAUGE ROTATIONS AND THE GAUGE CONDITION; XIL. ASSEMBLE THE VECTOR. SCALAR AND SPINOR TERMS; XIII. DIMENSIONAL RENORMALIZATION; XIV. THE FERMION SOURCE AND THE GREEN'S FUNCTION; XV. CONVERGENCE OF THE p INTEGRATION; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; APPEPPENDIX: PROPERTIES OF THE I) SYMBOLS; Erratum: Computation of the quantum effects due to a fourdimensional pseudoparticle; Conformal properties of a YangMills pseudoparticle*; I. INTRODUCTION; II. CONFORMAL TRANSFORMATIONS
12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
VIII. THE ZERO EIGENSTATESIX. COLLECTIVE COORDINATES: 1. TRANSLATIONS; X. COLLECTIVE COORDINATES: 2. DILATATIONS; XL GLOBAL GAUGE ROTATIONS AND THE GAUGE CONDITION; XIL. ASSEMBLE THE VECTOR. SCALAR AND SPINOR TERMS; XIII. DIMENSIONAL RENORMALIZATION; XIV. THE FERMION SOURCE AND THE GREEN'S FUNCTION; XV. CONVERGENCE OF THE p INTEGRATION; ACKNOWLEDGMENT; APPEPPENDIX: PROPERTIES OF THE I) SYMBOLS; Erratum: Computation of the quantum effects due to a fourdimensional pseudoparticle; Conformal properties of a YangMills pseudoparticle*; I. INTRODUCTION; II. CONFORMAL TRANSFORMATIONS
Felix Berezin : life and death of the mastermind of supermathematics by
F. A Berezin(
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13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Felix Berezin was an outstanding Soviet mathematician who in the 1960s and 70s was the driving force behind the emergence of the branch of mathematics now known as supermathematics. The integral over the anticommuting Grassmann variables that he introduced in the 1960s laid the foundation for the path integral formulation of quantum field theory with fermions, the heart of modern supersymmetric field theories and superstrings. The Berezin integral is named for him, as is the closely related construction of the Berezinian, which may be regarded as the superanalog of the determinant. This book f
13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Felix Berezin was an outstanding Soviet mathematician who in the 1960s and 70s was the driving force behind the emergence of the branch of mathematics now known as supermathematics. The integral over the anticommuting Grassmann variables that he introduced in the 1960s laid the foundation for the path integral formulation of quantum field theory with fermions, the heart of modern supersymmetric field theories and superstrings. The Berezin integral is named for him, as is the closely related construction of the Berezinian, which may be regarded as the superanalog of the determinant. This book f
The many faces of the superworld : Yuri Golfand memorial volume by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This invaluable volume is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Golfand, one of the discoverers of supersymmetry. Together with his student, he constructed in 1970 the superextension of the Poincare algebra and obtained the first fourdimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. Golfand died in 1994 in Israel. Did the pioneers of supersymmetry  Neveu, Schwarz, Ramond, Golfand, Volkov, Wess, Zumino and others  foresee in the early 1970's that they would be opening to us the gates of the superworld? The superworld will become one of the most important components of our understanding of Nature  a component that will stay with us forever. This book is a compilation of the original papers and review articles, devoted to various aspects of supersymmetry, written by the outstanding researchers in the field, theorists whose work shaped the present day theory and continues to make a profound impact on the frontier directions of the current development. A wide range of topics is covered  from subtle results in the superstring theory to supersymmetrybased phenomenology. Most of the articles have been prepared specifically for this volume. The first part of the book consists of the Editor's essay presenting the basic stages of Golfand's life and work, the memoirs of his widow, Mrs N. KoretzGolfand and of his student, Dr E. Likhtman. Also included is the article of Prof. M. Marinov "Revealing the Path to the Superworld", outlining the main ideas that paved the way to the discovery of supersymmetry. The historical part of the book concludes with the English translation of the GolfandLikhtman paper on supersymmetry published in 1972 in the Tamm Memorial Volume
10 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This invaluable volume is dedicated to the memory of Yuri Golfand, one of the discoverers of supersymmetry. Together with his student, he constructed in 1970 the superextension of the Poincare algebra and obtained the first fourdimensional supersymmetric field theory, a version of supersymmetric QED. Golfand died in 1994 in Israel. Did the pioneers of supersymmetry  Neveu, Schwarz, Ramond, Golfand, Volkov, Wess, Zumino and others  foresee in the early 1970's that they would be opening to us the gates of the superworld? The superworld will become one of the most important components of our understanding of Nature  a component that will stay with us forever. This book is a compilation of the original papers and review articles, devoted to various aspects of supersymmetry, written by the outstanding researchers in the field, theorists whose work shaped the present day theory and continues to make a profound impact on the frontier directions of the current development. A wide range of topics is covered  from subtle results in the superstring theory to supersymmetrybased phenomenology. Most of the articles have been prepared specifically for this volume. The first part of the book consists of the Editor's essay presenting the basic stages of Golfand's life and work, the memoirs of his widow, Mrs N. KoretzGolfand and of his student, Dr E. Likhtman. Also included is the article of Prof. M. Marinov "Revealing the Path to the Superworld", outlining the main ideas that paved the way to the discovery of supersymmetry. The historical part of the book concludes with the English translation of the GolfandLikhtman paper on supersymmetry published in 1972 in the Tamm Memorial Volume
Susy 30 : proceedings of the international symposium celebrating 30 years of supersymmetry, Theoretical Physics Institute,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1327 October, 2000 by
Keith A Olive(
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8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vacuum structure and QCD sum rules by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The method of the QCD sum rules was and still is one of the most productive tools in a wide range of problems associated with the hadronic phenomenology. Many heuristic ideas, computational devices, specific formulae which are useful to theorists working not only in hadronic physics, have been accumulated in this method. Some of the results and approaches which have originally been developed in connection with the QCD sum rules can be and are successfully applied in related fields, such as supersymmetric gauge theories, nontraditional schemes of quarks and leptons etc. The amount of literatur
10 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The method of the QCD sum rules was and still is one of the most productive tools in a wide range of problems associated with the hadronic phenomenology. Many heuristic ideas, computational devices, specific formulae which are useful to theorists working not only in hadronic physics, have been accumulated in this method. Some of the results and approaches which have originally been developed in connection with the QCD sum rules can be and are successfully applied in related fields, such as supersymmetric gauge theories, nontraditional schemes of quarks and leptons etc. The amount of literatur
Under the spell of Landau : when theoretical physics was shaping destinies by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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13 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This invaluable collection of memoirs and reviews on scientific activities of the most prominent theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau School  Landau, Migdal, Zeldovich, Smorodinsky, TerMartirosyan, Kirzhnits, Gribov, Larkin and Anselm  are being published in English for the first time. The main goal is to acquaint readers with the life and work of outstanding Soviet physicists who, to a large extent, shaped theoretical physics in the 1950s70s. Many intriguing details have remained unknown beyond the "Iron Curtain" which was dismantled only with the fall of the USSR
13 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This invaluable collection of memoirs and reviews on scientific activities of the most prominent theoretical physicists belonging to the Landau School  Landau, Migdal, Zeldovich, Smorodinsky, TerMartirosyan, Kirzhnits, Gribov, Larkin and Anselm  are being published in English for the first time. The main goal is to acquaint readers with the life and work of outstanding Soviet physicists who, to a large extent, shaped theoretical physics in the 1950s70s. Many intriguing details have remained unknown beyond the "Iron Curtain" which was dismantled only with the fall of the USSR
Physics in a mad world : Houtermans, Golfand by
M Shifman(
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6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book tells captivating stories of misadventures of two renowned theoretical physicists in the Soviet Union. The first part is devoted to Friedrich (Fritz) Houtermans, an outstanding DutchAustrianGerman physicist who was the first to suggest that the source of stars' energy is thermonuclear fusion, and also made a number of other important contributions to cosmochemistry and geochemistry. In 1935, Houtermans, a German communist, in an attempt to save his life from Hilter's Gestapo, fled to the Soviet Union. He took up an appointment at the Kharkov PhysicoTechnical Institute, working there for two years with the Russian physicist Valentin P Fomin. In the Great Purge of 1937, Houtermans was arrested in December by the NKVD (Soviet Secret Police, KGB's predecessor). He was tortured, and confessed to being a Trotskyist plotter and German spy, out of fear of threats against his wife Charlotte. However, Charlotte had already escaped from the Soviet Union to Denmark, after which she went to England and finally the USA. As a result of the HilterStalin Pact of 1939, Houtermans was turned over to the Gestapo in May 1940 and imprisoned in Berlin. The second part consists of two essays that narrate the life story of Yuri Golfand, one of the codiscoverers of supersymmetry, a major discovery in theoretical physics in the 20th century. In 1973, just two years after the publication of his seminal paper, he was fired from the Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow. Because of his Jewish origin he could find no job. Under such circumstances, he applied for an exit visa to Israel, but his application was denied. Yuri Golfand became a refusnik and joined the Human rights movement, along with two other prominent physicists, Andrei Sakharov and Yuri Orlov. To earn his living, he had to do manual work, repeatedly being intimidated by KGB. Only 18 years later, shortly before the demise of the Soviet Union, did he obtain permission to leave the country, emigrating to Israel in 1990. These personal life stories of two outstanding theorists are interwined with the tragedies of the 20th century and make for compelling reading.  Provided by publisher
6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book tells captivating stories of misadventures of two renowned theoretical physicists in the Soviet Union. The first part is devoted to Friedrich (Fritz) Houtermans, an outstanding DutchAustrianGerman physicist who was the first to suggest that the source of stars' energy is thermonuclear fusion, and also made a number of other important contributions to cosmochemistry and geochemistry. In 1935, Houtermans, a German communist, in an attempt to save his life from Hilter's Gestapo, fled to the Soviet Union. He took up an appointment at the Kharkov PhysicoTechnical Institute, working there for two years with the Russian physicist Valentin P Fomin. In the Great Purge of 1937, Houtermans was arrested in December by the NKVD (Soviet Secret Police, KGB's predecessor). He was tortured, and confessed to being a Trotskyist plotter and German spy, out of fear of threats against his wife Charlotte. However, Charlotte had already escaped from the Soviet Union to Denmark, after which she went to England and finally the USA. As a result of the HilterStalin Pact of 1939, Houtermans was turned over to the Gestapo in May 1940 and imprisoned in Berlin. The second part consists of two essays that narrate the life story of Yuri Golfand, one of the codiscoverers of supersymmetry, a major discovery in theoretical physics in the 20th century. In 1973, just two years after the publication of his seminal paper, he was fired from the Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow. Because of his Jewish origin he could find no job. Under such circumstances, he applied for an exit visa to Israel, but his application was denied. Yuri Golfand became a refusnik and joined the Human rights movement, along with two other prominent physicists, Andrei Sakharov and Yuri Orlov. To earn his living, he had to do manual work, repeatedly being intimidated by KGB. Only 18 years later, shortly before the demise of the Soviet Union, did he obtain permission to leave the country, emigrating to Israel in 1990. These personal life stories of two outstanding theorists are interwined with the tragedies of the 20th century and make for compelling reading.  Provided by publisher
Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2002 : Arkadyfest : honoring the 60th birthday of Arkady Vainshtein
: William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, 1723 May, 2002 by
Keith A Olive(
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11 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The symposium and workshop "Continuous Advances in QCD/Arkadyfest" was the fifth in the series of meetings organized by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota. This meeting brought together leading researchers in highenergy physics to exchange the latest ideas in QCD and gauge theories of strong coupling at large. It honoured the 60th birthday of Professor Arkady Vainshtein, and the papers included in this proceedings volume also look back on the history of the subjects in which Arkady played such a central role: applications of PCAC, penguins, invisible axions, QCD sum rules, exact beta functions, condensates in supersymmetry, powerful heavy quark expansions, and new anomalies in 2D SUSY theories. The current status of these subjects was summarized in several presentations that also outlined a historical perspective. A number of papers from leading researchers in the field present developments and ideas in modern areas of study, such as the cosmological constant problem in extradimension theories, supersymmetric monopoles, solitons and confinement, AdS/CFT correspondence, and high density QCD
11 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The symposium and workshop "Continuous Advances in QCD/Arkadyfest" was the fifth in the series of meetings organized by the William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota. This meeting brought together leading researchers in highenergy physics to exchange the latest ideas in QCD and gauge theories of strong coupling at large. It honoured the 60th birthday of Professor Arkady Vainshtein, and the papers included in this proceedings volume also look back on the history of the subjects in which Arkady played such a central role: applications of PCAC, penguins, invisible axions, QCD sum rules, exact beta functions, condensates in supersymmetry, powerful heavy quark expansions, and new anomalies in 2D SUSY theories. The current status of these subjects was summarized in several presentations that also outlined a historical perspective. A number of papers from leading researchers in the field present developments and ideas in modern areas of study, such as the cosmological constant problem in extradimension theories, supersymmetric monopoles, solitons and confinement, AdS/CFT correspondence, and high density QCD
Proceedings of the Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD 2006 : William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, Minneapolis,
USA, 1114 May 2006 by Conference on Continuous Advances in QCD(
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5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The volume contains the proceedings of the workshop Continuous Advances in QCD 2006, hosted by the Wiliam I Fine Theoretical Physics Institute. This biennial workshop was the seventh meeting of the series, held at the University of Minnesota since 1994. The workshop gathered together about 110 scientists (a record number for the event), including most of the leading experts in quantum chromodynamics and nonAbelian gauge theories in general
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The volume contains the proceedings of the workshop Continuous Advances in QCD 2006, hosted by the Wiliam I Fine Theoretical Physics Institute. This biennial workshop was the seventh meeting of the series, held at the University of Minnesota since 1994. The workshop gathered together about 110 scientists (a record number for the event), including most of the leading experts in quantum chromodynamics and nonAbelian gauge theories in general
Twodimensional conformal field theory ; Anomalies in Gauge theories by
Mikhail A Shifman(
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4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute
 Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich) 19081968
 Olive, Keith A. 1956 Author Editor
 Vainshtein, Arkady Author Editor
 Voloshin, M. B. (Mikhail Borisovich) Author Editor
 Berezin, F. A. (Feliks Aleksandrovich)
 Ioffe, B. L. 1926 Honoree Dedicatee
 Kane, G. L. Other Author Editor
 Peloso, Marco M.
 Golfand, Yuri 1994 Honoree
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Berezin, F. A.(Feliks Aleksandrovich) Field theory (Physics) Gauge fields (Physics) Houtermans, F. G.(Friedrich Georg), Instantons Intellectual life Landau, L. D.(Lev Davidovich), Mathematical physics Mathematical recreations Mathematicians Mathematics MathematicsStudy and teaching (Higher) Nuclear fusion Nuclear physics Particles Particles (Nuclear physics) Physicists Physics PhysicsStudy and teaching Quantum chromodynamics Quantum field theory Quarks Russia Russia (Federation) Solitons Soviet Union Sum rules (Physics) Supersymmetry
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Michail Schifman russischer Physiker
Mikhail Shifman American physicist
Mikhail Shifman physicien russe
Mikhail Shifman Russisch natuurkundige
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