Citizenship: Ukraine

Address : B.I. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and

Engineering of the National Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 47, Lenin Avenue,

61103, Kharkov, Ukraine

Phone : (+38) 057-341-09-85 

E-mail address :

Born : November 23, 1959, Kharkov, the USSR (Ukraine)

Nationality : Ukrainian

Marital status : Married (no children)

Languages : Russian (native), English, Ukrainian, German, elements of French, Italian and Swedish.


Doctor of Sciences in Physics and Mathematics (emphasis on the Theoretical Physics) from the B.I. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kharkov, 1993. Thesis: Quantum Effects in Interacting Spin and Strongly Correlated Electron Low-Dimensional Systems

Candidate of Science in Physics and Mathematics (emphasis on the Physics of Magnetism), equivalent to Ph.D., from the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, Kharkov, 1985. Advisor Prof. V.M. Tsukernik. Thesis: Role of Anisotropic Interactions in Static and Kinetic Properties of Magnets.

Diploma in Physics (emphasis on the Theoretical Physics) from the Kharkov State University, 1981.


Full Professor (Theoretical Physics), from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Kiev, 2005.

Senior Research Fellow (Theoretical Physics), equivalent to Associate Professor, from the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, 1993.


Leading Researcher , Staff Position, B.I. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov, 1995 - to the present time.

Senior Researcher , Staff Position, the same Institute, 1989-1995.

Researcher , Staff position, the same Institute, 1986--1989.

Junior Researcher , the same Institute, 1986--1986.

Engineer , the same Institute, 1981--1986.

Graduate and undergraduate student , Kharkov State University, Department of Physics, 1976-1981.


Ya.Yu. Segal, Thesis: Quantum Features of Static and Kinetic Properties of Low-Dimensional and Low-Symmetric Magnets, Kharkov, 1993.

T.V. Bandos , Thesis: Thermal and Electro-Magnetic Field Effect on Current and Critical States of Superconductors and Normal Metals, Kharkov, 1995.

A.V. Makarova , Thesis: Features of Magnetic Phase Transitions in Low Dimensional and Correlated Electron Systems, Kharkov, 2005.


Member of the Advisory Board (2005-2008), Member of the Editorial board (since 2009) of the journal Fizika Nizkih Temperatur (American Institute of Physics translation: Low Temperature Physics); the scientific editor of the journal 1992--2000.

Member of Scientific Councils at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering (Physics of Magnetism) 1995-2002, and of the Institute for Single Crystals (Theoretical Physics) 1994-1999.

Member of Scientific Councils at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering: New Problems of Mathematics, Theoretical Physics of the Condensed Matter, Low Temperature Magnetism and Optics of Ferroics;

Referee for the journals: Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A,B,E, Europhysics Letters, European Physical Journal B, Journal of Physics: A, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Physics Letters A, JETP, Modern Physics Letters A,B, Low Temperature Physics.


Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy:

1993, Research Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics,

1994, College on Quantum Phases,

1995, Research Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics,

1996, Miniworkshop on Strong Electron Correlations,

1997, Research Conference and Workshop on Superconductivity, Andreev reflections, and proximity effects in mesoscopic superconductors;

1998, Conference on the Statistical Field Theory.

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Universite Paris XI (Paris-Sud), Orsay, France, 1995;

High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics and CNRS, Grenoble, France, 1995.

Institute of Theoretical Physics, Goteborg University and Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden, 1995, 1996, 2002;

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Hanover University, Hanover, Germany, 1996, 2005.

Research Conference on Correlated Electron Systems, NORDITa, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996.

Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, 1997.

Institute for Theoretical Physics, Cologne University, Cologne, Germany, 1997, 1998.

Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1997.

Theoretical Physics II, Augsburg University, Augsburg, Germany, 1998.

International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Paris, France, 1998.

XX International Conference on Statistical Physics, Paris, France, 1998.

NATO Advanced Study Institute Modern Trends in Magnetostriction Studies and Applications, Kiev, Ukraine, 2000.

Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003.

International Conference on Magnetic Correlations, Metal-Insulator Transitions and Superconductivity in Novel Materials, Dresden, Germany, 2001.

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, 2001, 2002.

International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Krakow, Poland, 2002. International Conference on Theoretical Physics, Paris, France, 2002.

International Conference on Nonlinear Dynamics, Kharkov, Ukraine, 2004.

International Bogolyubov Conference New Trends in Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Kiev, Ukraine, 2004.

European Science Foundation Workshop Highly Frustrated Magnetism, La Londe Les Maures, France, 2005.

High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Forschungzenter Rossendorf-Dresden, Germany, 2005, 2007.

Leibniz Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden, Germany, 2006.

Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 2009, 2010.

Spring Meeting of the Condensed Matter Division of the German Physical Society, Regensburg, Germany, 2010.

``Teraherz Spectroscopy and its High Field Applications'', Forschungzentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, 2010.

Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal, Germany, 2010.


Magnetism theory: phase transitions, low-dimensional magnetic models and systems, resonance excitations of spin systems, incommensurate magnetic structures (Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya interaction, spin frustrations, next-nearest-neighbor and further couplings), gapped states in 1D spin systems (RVB-like, spin-Peierls, integer-spin Heisenberg systems, spin ladders), electron spin resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance and muon spin rotation in low-dimensional magnets, multisublattice spin systems (magnetization plateaux), chiral magnets, co-operative Jahn-Teller effect and other interactions of orbitals with spin degrees of freedom, magnetic impurities, disordered spin systems;

Low dimensional many-body theories : nonlinear dynamics, exactly solvable quantum models (1D and 2D quantum spin models, 2D statistical models, 1D strongly correlated electron systems (Hubbard model, t-J model, Luttinger liquid, etc.)), conformal field theory, (1+1) quantum field theories;

Strongly correlated electron systems : magnetic and hybridization impurities, Kondo effect, Kondo and Anderson lattices, heavy fermions, disordered correlated electron systems, non-Fermi-liquid behavior, “unconventional” superconductivity, co-existence of magnetic and superconducting fluctuations, strong correlations between spin, charge and orbital degrees of freedom in correlated electron systems, interactions between electrons and a crystal lattice (phonons);

Mesoscopic and nanoscale effects in condensed matter physics : the Aharonov-Bohm-Casher topological effects, persistent currents, conductance, Coulomb blockade oscillations, interference of these effects, Kondo effects in quantum dots and wires;

Quantum computers : qubits, gates, condensed matter realizations;

Superfluid  3He : magnetic excitations.


A.A. Zvyagin, Finite Size Effects in Correlated Electron Models: Exact Results
(Imperial College Press, London, & World Scientific, Singapore, 2005).

This book presents to the reader main methods of the modern condensed matter theory for low-dimensional correlated electron systems: the Bethe's ansatz (BA), with main its modifications: co-ordinate BA, nested BA, thermodynamic BA, algebraic BA (or the quantum inverse scattering method), thermal BA (or the quantum transfer matrix approach); scaling; conformal field theory; Abelian and non-Abelian bosonization, etc.

A.A. Zvyagin “Quantum Theory of One-Dimensional Spin Systems”
(Cambridge Scientific Publishers, Cambridge, 2010).

This book is devoted to the description of low-dimensional quantum spin systems. Its first
part reminds the reader the main issues of magnetism: basics of thermodynamics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics of magnetic media. In the second part I describe
exact theoretical results for models of quantum spin chains. Finally, the third part is devoted to applications of those exact results to the characteristics of more realistic models of
quasi-one-dimensional quantum spin systems.