Boris is a theoretical physicist specializing in the field of Solid-State Physics. His research interests include solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance, high-temperatures superconductivity, and a broader set of topics associated with the foundations of quantum statistical physics and the role of chaos in many-particle systems.
Boris graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1994. In 2000, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where his Ph.D. advisor was Prof. A. J. Leggett. Boris’ subsequent career included postdoctoral positions at Utrecht University, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville/Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In 2008-2013, he was the leader of Young Investigators Group “Quantum Dynamics and Complex Quantum Systems” at the University of Heidelberg. In the academic year of 2013-2014, Boris worked as a professor at the Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He joined Skoltech in July of 2014. Concurrently, Boris holds a position of a guest professor at the University of Heidelberg.
Besides physics research, Boris also has experience in the sphere of education management. In 1991, he founded and, until 1994, was the director of PhysTech College, a center for extra-curricular studies of mathematics, physics and English for high-school students, that has since expanded to become one of Russia’s largest network of educational centers called “Unium”.
Lecture “Chaos” [in Russian]
Lecture “Superconductivity” [in Russian]
Ph.D. positions, Master and Bachelor projects are available in the group of Boris Fine.
If interested, please inquire at b.fine(at)skoltech.ru
Skoltech group “Complex Quantum Systems“, 7 July 2017.
From left to right: Vivek Bhartiya, Walter Hahn, Oleg Lychkovskiy, Anastasiya Aristova, Pavel Dolgirev, Patrick Navez, Grigory Starkov, Andrey Tarkhov, Boris Fine.
 A. Zong, A. Kogar, Y.-Q. Bie, T. Rohwer, Ch. Lee, E. Baldini, E. Ergeçen, M. B. Yilmaz, B. Freelon, E. J. Sie, H. Zhou, J. Straquadine, P. Walmsley, P. E. Dolgirev, A. V. Rozhkov, I. R. Fisher, P. Jarillo-Herrero, B. V. Fine, N. Gedik, Evidence of topological defects in a photo-induced phase transition, accepted to Nature Physics (2018) (e-print arXiv:1806.02766 )
 O. Lychkovskiy, B. V. Fine, Spin excitation spectrum of high-temperature cuprate superconductors from finite cluster simulations, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-648X/aadce8 (e-print arXiv:1712.09979 )(2018).
 K. Ji, B. V. Fine, Suppression of heating in quantum spin clusters under periodic driving as a dynamic localization effect, Physical Review Letters 121, 050602 (2018) (e-print arXiv:1712.10028)
 W. Hahn, B. V. Fine, Quantifying Stability of Quantum Statistical Ensembles, J. Stat. Mech: Theory and Experiment 2018, 023107 (2018). (e-print arXiv:1706.04751)
 A. E. Tarkhov, S. Wimberger and B. V. Fine, Extracting Lyapunov exponents from the echo dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensates on a lattice, Phys. Rev. A 96, 023624 (2017) (e-print arXiv:1705.08176)
 P. E. Dolgirev and B. V. Fine, Pseudogap and Fermi surface in the presence of a spin-vortex checkerboard for 1/8-doped lanthanum cuprates, Phys. Rev. B 96, 075137 (2017) (e-print arXiv:1705.08542)
 C. M. Kropf, J. Kohlrautz, J. Haase, and B. V. Fine, Anomalous longitudinal relaxation of nuclear spins in CaF2, , Fortschr. Phys. 65, 1600023(2017) / DOI 10.1002/prop.201600023 (e-print arXiv:1510.06589 )
 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 )
 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
 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 )
 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)
 B. Fine and T. Egami, Intermediate spin-charge order in the cuprates, Journal of Physics Conference Series 108, 012005 (2008)
 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 )
 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)
 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 5, L443-L456 (2005), preprint http://www.thphys.uni-heidelberg.de/~fine/fnl.pdf
 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:H, J. Non-Cryst. Solids 338-340, 310 (2004), (e-print cond-mat/0310468 )
 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
 G. A. Starkov, B. V. Fine , Hybrid quantum-classical method for simulating high-temperature dynamics of nuclear spins in solids, e-print arXiv:1806.09355 (2018)
 A. E. Tarkhov, B. V. Fine, Estimating ergodization time of a chaotic many-particle system from a time reversal of equilibrium noise, e-print arXiv:1804.09732 (2018)
 V. K. Bhartiya and B. V. Fine, Superconductivity model for a spin-vortex checkerboard, e-print arXiv:1703.09979 (2017)
 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)
 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
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
Introduction to Solid State Physics
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering
The course will introduce students to the basic notions of solid-state physics such as: periodic crystal lattices, phonons, Bloch theorem, properties of electronic bands in metals, semiconductors and insulators, conduction properties of various materials, the notion of Fermi-surface in metals, and magnetic phase transitions. Dependent on the level of the students, the course may also touch the topics of disordered solids, superconductors, and advanced experimental techniques. Upon availability, the course may include several laboratory experiments.
The course is intended for students who either never had a solid-state physics course or feel the need to strengthen the foundations of the subject. It is to be assumed that students previously had basic courses of quantum mechanics and statistical physics, but the relevant knowledge will be reintroduced whenever necessary.
The course will have a character of review. Lectures will cover the most important aspects of every topic, leaving a significant fraction of material for self-study and homework.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Become fluent in the basic concepts of solid-state physics
Understand the approximate character of these concepts and recognize their applicability limits.
Get practical experience to the framework of basic solid-state models.
Improve their skills in applications of quantum mechanics and statistical physics.
Advanced Solid State Physics
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering
The course is a part of the educational program in quantum materials. It can also be chosen as an elective for the programs in photonics and material science.
Basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical physics;
Recommended courses: Course «Introduction to Solid-State Physics», or a comparable course.
ФИО: Файн Борис Вениаминович
Занимаемая должность (должности): Доцент
Преподаваемые дисциплины: Введение в физику твердого тела
Ученая степень: Ph.D., факультет физики, Университет Иллинойса, США, 2000 / Habilitation, университет Хайдельберга, Германия (2013)
Ученое звание (при наличии): Приватдоцент, 2013
Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Прикладная математика и физика
Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии): нет
Общий стаж работы: 22 года
Стаж работы по специальности: 22 года