Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (Russian: Алексе́й Алексе́евич Абрико́сов) studied under Lev Landau in the former Soviet Union and predicted the existence of type-II superconductivity in 1957. He has given many other contributions to condensed matter physics and was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics. He was born in Moscow, Russia (June 25th, 1928) and has recently passed away in Sunnyvale, California, USA (March 30th, 2017).

The International Workshop in Vortex Matter on Superconductors is proud to award distinguished scientists for their contribution to the field of VORTEX PHYSICS with a prize in his honor.

The Abrikosov Prize

The international Abrikosov Prize aims at recognizing outstanding achievements in the basic science of vortex behavior and correlated topics.

Previous prize awards demonstrate the importance of the field of superconducting vortex physics. The Abrikosov Prize in Vortex Physics 2017 is awarded jointly to:

Johann W. Blatter, Mikhail V. Feigel’man, Vadim B. Geshkenbein and Valerii M. Vinokur

for the development of pioneering concepts describing vortex matter in type II superconductors including theories of collective pinning and dynamics, for their seminal work establishing the theoretical foundations of vortex physics, and for sustained contributions to superconductivity and condensed matter physics“.

The 2017 Selection Committee members can be seen in Committees.

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2003
Alexei A. Abrikosov, Vitaly L. Ginzburg, Anthony J. Leggett

Alexei A. Abrikosov
Alexei A. Abrikosov (1928-2017)