Lecture at reception of Hamburg prize for theoretical physics (Hamburg, November 2016)Slides Spinoza Lecture (The Hague, September 2013)Slides Scientific interests and some resultsDirac physics in condensed matter, especially, graphene (Klein tunneling; Zitterbewegung and conductivity via evanescent waves; supercritical charge; gauge fields and strain engineering) Fluctuating membranes (graphene as a prototype crystalline membrane; ripples; mechanics of 2D materials beyond conventional elasticity theory; quantum regime and low-temperature thermodynamics) Correlation effects in electronic structure and properties of real materials (in particular, DFT+DMFT) Exchange and Dzialoshinskii-Moriya interactions in crystals and molecules Nonquasiparticle states in half-metallic ferromagnets and magnetic semiconductors Dual fermions and dual bosons: development and applications (in particular, plasmons in strongly correlated systems) Cluster DMFT and high-temperature superconductivity in cuprates Magnetism of iron-group metals at finite temperatures Orbital Kondo resonance at transition metal surfaces and its STM visualization Van Hove singularities and Lifshitz transitions from ultracold gases to metallurgy. Hume-Rothery problem: electronic effects in structural properties of metals and alloys Particle self-trapping (fluctuon) near classical and quantum critical points Scaling theory for Kondo lattices Low-dimensional and frustrated magnets: self-consistent spin-wave theory and beyond Nonperturbative anharmonic effects in crystal lattice dynamics Role of magnetism in metallurgy of iron ans steel Ab initio dynamics for spin systems and for tunneling processesSpin dynamics and decoherence phenomena in molecular magnets and in magnetic clusters Stripe domains and pattern formation in magnetic systems Ab initio theory of dynamical core-hole screening in X-ray spectra of solidsAb initio anharmonic lattice dynamicsFormation of bolaamphiphilic vesicles Decoherence waves after local quantum measurements Foundations of quantum mechanics (logical inference approach, separation-of-conditions principle) Applications of statistical physics to evolutionary biology |