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Ames Lab physicist Vladimir Kogan recognized with Abrikosov Prize

Contacts:                                                                                          For Release: May 22, 2019

Vladimir Kogan, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, (515) 294-9901

Laura Millsaps, Ames Laboratory Communications, (515) 294-3474

Ames Laboratory Scientist Vladimir Kogan was awarded the Abrikosov Prize in Vortex Matter today at the International Workshop on Vortex Matter in Superconductors, at a ceremony in Antwerp, Belgium.

Established in 2011 to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the discovery of superconductivity, the award is given to scientists who have distinguished themselves in their contributions to the field of vortex physics. The award is named in honor of Alexei Abrikosov, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2003 for explaining the behavior of type-II superconductors.

Kogan has been a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory since 1982, and his research specializes in the magnetic properties of anisotropic superconductors. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He received his Ph.D. at Technion Israel Institute of Technology in 1978, and his B.S. in physics and mathematics at Pedagogical University, Smolensk, Russia, in 1957.

"This is wonderful and highly appropriate!" said Paul Canfield, condensed matter physicist at Ames Laboratory and a Distinguished Professor and Robert Allen Wright Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University. “Vladimir is a world-renowned expert in the phenomenology of superconductivity whose insight and advice are sought after by researchers around the world. When I travel to Spain, South America, Asia, or Europe colleagues are always excited that I know and work with Kogan. It is the scientific equivalent of being friends with a rock star."

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