Andrei Golov

University of Manchester, United Kingdom


Andrei Golov graduated from Department of General and Applied Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow Oblast, Russia, in 1983, and received the Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Solid State Physics, Chernogolovka, Russia, in 1989, where he worked until 1992. Before settling down in the University of Manchester in 1998, Golov worked in Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany (1992-1994), University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (1995-1996), and in Cornell University, Ithaca, NC, USA (1996-1998). Currently, He is a Professor of condensed matter physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, where he run the Low Temperature Laboratory. We have three cryostats, two of which can be rotated continuously. This allows investigating hydrodynamics and vortices in superfluid 4He and 3He. His main research interests are in quantum turbulence in superfluid 4He in the zero temperature limit, properties of textures and topological defects in superfluid 3He-A, and dynamics of defects in solid helium. Golov main area of expertise is in quantum fluids and solids and in low temperature physics and condensed matter physics in general. Relevant to the scope of the Journal of Physics is my knowledge of superfluid and nonsuperfluid liquid 4He and 3He, various quantized vortices, and other topological defects in ordered liquids, rotating superfluids, superfluid turbulence (quantum turbulence), liquid-crystal-like textures in anisotropic chiral superfluid 3He-A, and superfluid liquid in porous media, including liquid films.

Biography Updated on 30 January 2013

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