Michigan State University
My current interest is concentrated on mesoscopic aspects of nuclear physics. The mesoscopic world is intermediate between elementary particles and macroscopic bodies. Mesoscopic systems consist of a relatively small number of particles which still show the noticeable properties of matter. On the other hand, such systems are small enough so that we can study, in theory and in experiments, individual quantum states. Nuclei provide one of the best examples of such arrangement and self-organization. Other mesoscopic systems are complex atoms, molecules (including biological ones), solid state nano-devices and future quantum computers. In all cases, we have certain symmetry, particles, their individual motion in a common field, their interactions, collective excitations (waves, vortices, rotation), coexistence of regularity, complexity and chaos, response to external forces and possible decay.
Quantum many-body theory, Nuclear structure, Chaos and non-linear dynamics, Fundamental symmetries in nuclei, Open quantum systems, Mesons in nuclei