Curriculum Vitae:  Boris Veniaminovich Fine


CURRENT STATUS:

Assocaite Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Skolkovo, Russia


Visiting Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

 

COMMUNICATION:

Heidelberg:

Address :     Institute for Theoretical Physics
                    Philosophenweg 12
                    69120 Heidelberg,  Germany

Telephone+49 (6221) 54 5038
Fax:            +49 (6221) 54 9331
E.mail:       B.Fine(at)thphys.uni-heidelberg.de
Webpage:  
http://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~fine

Skolkovo:

Address :     Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
                   100 Novaya str.

                   Skolkovo, Odintsovsky district

                   Moscow Region 143025

                   Russia


Telephone
+7 (495) 280 14 81 ext. 3325
Fax:           
+7 (495) 280 14 82         
E.mail:       
b.fine(at)skoltech.ru
Webpage:   http://faculty.skoltech.ru/Faculty/Boris-Fine

EDUCATION:

1994, M.S., Department of General and Applied Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology .

2000, Ph.D., Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
                       Ph.D. thesis title: ``Theory of high-temperature spin dynamics.''
                       Advisor: A. J. Leggett

2013, Habilitation, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg

EMPLOYMENT:

1992-1994, Moscow,
I organized and was the director of PhysTech-College, the center for extra-curricular studies of
mathematics, physics and English for high school students. In the Spring of 1994, more than
hundred students attended PhysTech-College . The courses were taught by two professors and ten
teaching assistants.  Phystech-College has expanded since then. In 2011, PhysTech-College possessed the
largest network of educational centers in Russia (source PhysTech-College website) with several thousand
students attending its courses.

1995-2000, Urbana,  USA,
Alternatingly teaching or research assistant in the Physics Department, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign.

2000-2002, Utrecht,  Netherlands,
Postdoctoral research associate at   Spinoza Institute, Utrecht University.

2003-2004, Dresden,  Germany
Postdoctoral research associate at  Max Plank Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems.

Dec. 2004 - Jan. 2008,
Postdoctoral research associate Physics Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville / Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Jan. 2008 - Aug. 2013
Leader of Young Investigators Group: Quantum Dynamics and Complex Quantum Systems
Institute for Theoretical Physics and Graduate School of Fundamental Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg

Aug. 2013 – June 2014

Professor, Department of Physics, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University

 

July 2014 – present

Associate Professor, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

HONORS:

1994, M.S. with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

1998, Jordan Asketh Fellowship, Physics Department, University of Illinois. (The fellowship is annually awarded ``to an outstanding European [graduate] student who displays excellence and originality in a scientific field...'')

1998-99, Harry Drickamer Research Fellowship, University of Illinois. (awarded "for excellence in physics research")
 
2015, Best performance recognition, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Dynamics-to-statistics and quantum-to-classical transition in nonequilibrium many-body systems;
chaos, decoherence, foundations of quantum statistical physics;
spin dynamics, spin-spin relaxation in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR);
high-temperature superconductivity, stripes/inhomogeneities in high-Tc cuprates;

1/f noise.

PUBLICATIONS:
 

1) B. V. Fine, NMR Spin-Spin Relaxation as Kinetics in Spin Phase Space , Phys.Rev.Lett. 79, 4673 (1997) (e-print cond-mat/9707249).
 

2) B. V. Fine, Theory of high-temperature spin dynamics, Ph. D. thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, (2000), 
http://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~fine/thesis.ps   .
 

3) J. P. R. Bakker,  P. J. S. van Capel, B. V. Fine, and J. I. Dijkhuis, Generaration-Recombination noise in a-Si:H Studied by Device Simulations, MRS Proceedings 715, A2.6, (2002), http://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~fine/mrs2002.doc
 

4) B. V. Fine, Universal Long-Time Relaxation on the Lattice of Classical Spins: Markovian Behavior on non-Markovian Timescales, J. Stat. Phys.  112, 319 (2003) (e-print cond-mat/9911229).
 

5) B. V. Fine,  J. P. R. Bakker and J. I. Dijkhuis,  Long-range potential fluctuations and 1/f noise in hydrogenated  amorphous silicon, Phys. Rev.  B 68, 125207 (2003) (e-print cond-mat/0210680 ).
 

6) J. P. R. Bakker,  P. J. S. van Capel, B. V. Fine, and J. I. Dijkhuis, New experimental evidence for the role of long-range potential fluctuations in the mechanism of 1/f noise in a-Si:HJ. Non-Cryst. Solids 338-340, 310 (2004),  (e-print cond-mat/0310468 )
 

7) B. V. Fine, Hypothesis of two-dimensional stripe arrangement and its implications for the superconductivity in high-Tc cupratesPhys. Rev. B 70, 224508 (2004),  (e-print cond-mat/0308428 ).
 

8) B. V. Fine, Long-Time Relaxation on Spin Lattice as a Manifestation of Chaotic Dynamics ,
Int. J. Mod. Phys. B 18, 1119 (2004), (e-print cond-mat/9911230).
 

9) B. V. Fine,  J. P. R. Bakker and J. I. Dijkhuis,  Long-range  fluctuations of random potential landscape as a mechanism of 1/f noise in hydrogenated  amorphous silicon , Fluctuations and Noise Letters 5L443-L456 (2005), preprint  http://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~fine/fnl.pdf
 

10) B. V. Fine,  Superconductivity in the background of two-dimensional stripe superstructure,   in "New Challenges in Superconductivity: Experimental Advances and Emerging Theories", edited by J. Ashkenazi, M.V. Eremin, J. L. Cohn, I. Eremin, D. Manske, D. Pavuna, and F. Zuo (Kluwer Academic Publishers), pp. 159-164 (2004), (e-print  cond-mat/0404488).

11) B. V. Fine, F. Mintert and A. Buchleitner, Equilibrium entanglement vanishes at finite temperature,
Phys. Rev. B 71, 153105 (2005),  (e-print cond-mat/0505739 ). 

12) B. V. Fine, Temperature dependence of the superconducting gap in high-Tc cuprates,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 157005 (2005) (e-print cond-mat/0408211).

13) B.V. Fine, Long-time behavior of spin echo, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 247601 (2005) (e-print cond-mat/0411345).
 
14) B. V. Fine,  Interpretation of low-temperature nuclear quadrupole resonance spectra in La(1.875)Ba(0.125)CuO(4) in terms of two-dimensional spin superstructure, Phys. Rev. B 75, 014205 (2007), (e-print  cond-mat/0606300)

15) B. V. Fine, Magnetic vortices instead of stripes: another interpretation of magnetic neutron scattering in lanthanum cuprates, Phys. Rev. B 75, 060504 (2007) (eprint cond-mat/0610748)

16) B. V. Fine and T. Egami, Phase separation in the vicinity of quantum-critical doping concentration: Implications for high-temperature superconductors, Phys. Rev. B 77, 014519 (2008) (eprint arXive:0707.3994 )

17) B. Fine and T. Egami, Intermediate spin-charge order in the cuprates, Journal of Physics Conference Series 108, 012005 (2008)

18) S. W. Morgan, B. V. Fine, and B. Saam,  Universal Long-Time Behavior of Nuclear Spin Decays in a SolidPhys. Rev. Lett. 101, 067601 (2008),  (eprint arXiv:0805.1751)

19) B. V. Fine,  Typical state of an isolated quantum system with fixed energy and unrestricted participation of eigenstates, Phys. Rev. E 80, 051130 (2009), (eprint arXiv:0903:0626 )

20) T. Egami, B.V. Fine, D.J. Singh, D. Parshall, C. de la Cruz and P. Dai, Spin–lattice coupling in iron-pnictide superconductors, Physica C 470, S294 (2010) (eprint arXiv:0908:4361 )

21) T. Egami, B.V. Fine, D. Parshall, A. Subedi and D. J. Singh, Spin-Phonon Coupling and Superconductivity in Fe Pnictides, Adv. Cond. Mat. Phys. 2010, 164916 (2010) (eprint  arXiv:0907.2734).

22)  B. V.  Fine,  Implications of magnetic vortex lattice scenario for 1/8-doped lanthanum cuprates, J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 24, 1207 (2011) (eprint arXiv:0810.1889).

23)  E. G. Sorte,  B. V. Fine and B. Saam, Long-time behavior of nuclear spin decays in various lattices, Phys. Rev. B 83, 064302 (2011) (eprint arXiv:1010.6044)

24) F. Hantschel and B. V. Fine, Monte Carlo sampling of energy-constrained quantum superpositions in high-dimensional Hilbert spaces, Eur. Phys. J. D 63, 73 (2011) (eprint arXiv:1102.0531 )

25) K. Ji and B. V. Fine, Non-thermal statistics in isolated quantum spin clusters after a series of perturbations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 050401 (2011)  (eprint arXiv:1102.3651 )

26) W. Hahn and B. V. Fine, Non-Entangling Channels for Multiple Collisions of Quantum Wave Packets, Phys. Rev. A 85, 032713  (2012)    (eprint arXiv:1104.5421  )

27) E. G. Sorte, B. V. Fine and B. Saam, Phase relationship between the long-time beats of free induction decays and spin echoes in solids, Phys. Rev. B 85, 174425 (2012)  (eprint arXiv:1102.0527 )

28) A. S. de Wijn, B. Hess and B. V. Fine, Largest Lyapunov exponents for the lattices of interacting classical spinsPhys. Rev. Lett. 109, 034101 (2012) (eprint arXiv:1205.2901)

29) B. V. Fine, T. A. Elsayed,  E. G. Sorte and B. Saam, Asymptotic and intermediate long-time behavior of nuclear free induction decays in polycrystalline solids and powders, Phys. Rev. B 86, 054439 (2012) (eprint arXiv:1201.1793)

30) C. M. Kropf and B. V. Fine, Nonsecular resonances for the coupling between nuclear spins in solids, Phys. Rev. B 86, 094401 (2012) (eprint arXiv:1108.3997 )

31) B. V. Fine and F. Hantschel, An alternative to the conventional micro-canonical ensemble, Physica Scripta T151, 014078 (2012) (eprint arXiv:1010.4673)

32) J. G. Brandenburg and B. V. Fine, Dimensionality of spin modulations in 1/8-doped lanthanum cuprates from the perspective of NQR and muSR experiments,  J. Supercond. Nov. Magn. 26, 2621 (2013) (eprint arXiv:1209.1934 ).

33)  T. A. Elsayed, B. V. Fine, Regression relation for pure quantum states and its implications for efficient computingPhys. Rev. Lett. 110, 070404 (2013)  (eprint  arXiv:1208.4652 )

34)  A. S. de Wijn, B. Hess, and B. V. Fine, Lyapunov instabilities in lattices of interacting classical spins at infinite temperature, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 46  254012 (2013) [Special issue on Lyapunov analysis] (2013) eprint  arXiv:1209.1468

35)  B. V. Fine, T. A. Elsayed, C. M. Kropf, and A. S. de Wijn, Absence of exponential sensitivity to small perturbations in nonintegrable systems of spins 1/2, Phys. Rev. E 89, 012923 (2014)

(eprint arXiv:1305.2817 )

36) T. A. Elsayed, B. Hess and B. V. Fine, Signatures of chaos in time series generated by many-spin systems at high temperatures, Phys. Rev. E 90, 022910 (2014) (eprint arXiv:1105.4575 )


37)  T. A. Elsayed and B. V. Fine, Effectiveness of classical spin simulations for describing NMR relaxation of quantum spins, Phys. Rev. B 91, 094424 (2015) (eprint arXiv:1409.8564)

38)  T. A. Elsayed and B. V. Fine, Sensitivity to small perturbations in systems of large quantum spins, Phys. Scr. 2015 014011, (2015) (eprint arXiv:1409.4763)

39)  A. S. de Wijn, B. Hess, B. V. Fine, Chaotic properties of spin lattices near second-order phase transitions, Phys. Rev. E 92, 062929 (2015) (eprint arXiv:1410.5599)

40) B. V. Fine, Comment on “Broken translational and rotational symmetry via charge stripe order in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+y”Science 351, 235-a (2016).

41)  F. Kolley, O. Bohigas and B. V. Fine, Quantum quenches with random matrix Hamiltonians and disordered potentials, (2012) eprint arXiv:1209.2954

42) C. M. Kropf, J. Kohlrautz, J. Haase, and B. V. Fine,  Anomalous longitudinal relaxation of nuclear spins in CaF2, arXiv:1510.06589 (2015)

43) W. Hahn, B.V. Fine, Stability of quantum statistical ensembles with respect to local measurementsarXiv:1601.06402 (2016)



TEACHING: 

Electricity and Magnetism + Modern Physics course for pre-med students, University of Tennessee, Summer 2006;

“Nuclear spin dynamics in solids: computational challenges and microscopic chaos”, Univ. Heidelberg, Graduate Days, March 2008;

Quantum mechanics seminar, Univ. Heidelberg, Summer 2008; Summer  2009;
Winter 2011, Summer 2012

Physics 1: Mechanics, Univ. Heidelberg, Winter 2008, Winter 2009;


Introduction to Superconductivity, Univ. Heidelberg, Graduate Days, March 2009;

Nuclear spin dynamics in solids, Univ. Heidelberg, Summer 2010;

High-Temperature Superconductivity, Univ. Heidelberg, Summer 2011;

Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Nazarbayev Univ., Fall 2013;

Classical Mechanics, Nazarbayev Univ., Fall 2013;

Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism and Optics, Nazarbayev Univ., Spring 2014;

Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Nazarbayev Univ., Spring 2014

Introduction to State Physics, Skoltech, Fall 2014

 

Advanced Solid State Physics,  Skoltech, Fall 2015  



ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES:

2008-2013:  Co-organizer of a semi-annual graduate school at the University of Heidelberg called Graduate Days.

2013-2014:  Developed curricula for Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. programs in Physics at Nazarbayev University


2014 –  present:  Coordinator of Energy educational program + coordinator of Master of Science program in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Skoltech


HOBBIES:

raising three children,  chess,  table tennis