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Vitaly N. Efimov
is a Russia
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n theoretical physicist. He proposed the existence of a novel and exotic state of matter now dubbed the Efimov State
The Efimov effect is an effect in the quantum mechanics of Few-body systems predicted by the Soviet theoretical physicist V. N. Efimov in 1970. Efimov’s effect refers to a scenario in which three identical bosons interact, with the prediction of an infinite series of excited three-body energy...
as a researcher in A.F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences, Leningrad
Leningrad is the former name of Saint Petersburg, Russia.Leningrad may also refer to:- Places :* Leningrad Oblast, a federal subject of Russia, around Saint Petersburg* Leningrad, Tajikistan, capital of Muminobod district in Khatlon Province...
, USSR in his 1970 paper "Energy levels arising from resonant two-body forces in a three-body system" (Physics Letters B, 33:563-4). It was announced in 2006 that the existence of this state of matter had been confirmed.
He is now an affiliate professor of physics at the University of Washington
University of Washington is a public research university, founded in 1861 in Seattle, Washington, United States. The UW is the largest university in the Northwest and the oldest public university on the West Coast. The university has three campuses, with its largest campus in the University...