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Biographical entry Flambaum, Victor V. (1951 - )


20 November 1951
Omsk, Russia


Victor Flambaum is Professor and Head of the Theoretical Physics Department at the University of New South Wales. Much of his early professional life was spent in his home land of Russia at the Novosibirksk University and at Universities and Institutes in the United Sates of America where he held many visiting scientist appointments. Flambaum moved to Australia in 1991 to take up his current post where he and his co-workers have produced important results in atomic physics and nuclear physics, particularly in the area of violation of fundamental symmetries of the nucleus, which have opened up new areas of research. Flambaum has also developed a new statistical theory which is applicable to compound nuclei, complex excited atoms and atomic clusters. Taken in part from the Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, No. 47, May-August 2000. In 2015 Flambaum was awarded the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at Novosibirsk University in Russia
1974 - 1991
Career position - Assistant Scientist (later Lead Scientist) at the Institute for Nuclear Physics of USSR Academy of Science at Novosibirsk University
1975 - 1991
Career position - Assistant then Professor and Docent at the Novosibirsk State University
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Novosibirsk University
Award - USSR Academy of Science (Siberian Division) Award received
Award - Lenin Komosomol Prize for Science received
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from Novosibirsk University
1990 - 1991
Career position - Visiting Fellow at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics at the University of Colorado, USA
1991 -
Career position - Professor and Chair of the Department at the University of New South Wales
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, California, U.S.A.
Life event - Settled in Australia
Award - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP)
Career position - Visiting Fellow, Harvard University and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
2000 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
Award - Templeton Award, U.S.A. International
Award - Centenary Medal For service to Australian society and science in atomic and nuclear physics
2002 -
Career position - Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government
2003 -
Career position - Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales
2003 - 2004
Career position - Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A.
2004 - 2006
Career position - Member, National Committee for Physics, Australian Academy of Science
Award - Award for Research Excellence in Science, University of New South Wales
Award - Argonne Fellowship received
2005 - 2014
Award - Australian Professorial Fellowship
Award - Walter Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2010 -
Award - Fellow, American Physical Society
2010 -
Award - Fellow, American Physical Society
Award - Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
Award - Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
2013 -
Award - Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales
2013 -
Career position - Member, The Foundation Questions Institute
Award - New South Wales Premier's Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry and Physics
2017 -
Award - Fellow, Institute of Physics, United Kingdom

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