The organizers of the international workshop Vortex 2015 awarded the 2015 Abrikosov prize last May 12 at El Escorial. The prize ceremony was chaired by the Dean of the Science Faculty at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Jose María Carrascosa and attended by Hermann Suderow member of IFIMAC and director of the Nicolas Cabrera Institute.
The Abrikosov Prize is one of the most important recognitions in Condensed Matter Physics in the field of superconductivity, and in this occasion, it is awarded to three worldwide recognized researchers, Lev Bulaevskii, Alexei Koshelev and Masashi Tachiki.
The international committee responsible for the selection process decided to reward two experienced researches with a long scientific career (Bulaevskii at the age of 80 and Tachiki of 84), along with a senior researcher with great future potential (Koshelev, 55 years old). The 2015 Abrikosov prize recognizes their work on layered superconductors. In addition to its fundamental interest, their work has made possible the creation of new devices for the generation of THz electromagnetic radiation. This has opened up new routes for applications of superconductivity in areas such as medicine, security and information and communication technologies.
Lev Bulaevskii has made many pioneering contributions, which strongly influenced the development of research in superconductor-ferromagnetic-superconductor junctions, coexistence of superconductivity and magnetism or the Josephson effect.
Alexei Koshelev has made numerous fundamental contributions to the research of vortex physics, Josephson junctions and multiband superconductors. More recently, he got interested in coherent THz radiation from high temperature superconductors. His theoretical models have established the basis for the study of Josephson junction synchronization and made possible the emission of coherent radiation using superconductors.
Masashi Tachiki is a pioneer in developing important theoretical concepts in Condensed Matter physics from Kondo to vortex lattices. He was the first to discover the intrinsic vortex pinning in layered superconductors.