Alexander Borisovich Zamolodchikov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Бори́сович Замоло́дчиков; born September 18, 1952) is a Russian physicist, known for his contributions to condensed matter physics, two-dimensional conformal field theory, and string theory, and is currently the C.N. Yang/Wei Deng Endowed Chair of Physics at Stony Brook University.
Born in Novo-Ivankovo, now part of Dubna, Zamolodchikov earned a M.Sc. in nuclear engineering (1975) from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a Ph.D. in physics from the Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (1978). He joined the research staff of Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (1978) where he got an honorary doctorate (1983).
- 1999: Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics with Barry M. McCoy and Tai Tsun Wu for "their groundbreaking and penetrating work on classical statistical mechanics, integrable models and conformal field theories."
- 2003/4: Humboldt Prize
- 2005: Blaise Pascal Chair at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris
- 2011: Lars Onsager Prize, together with Alexander Belavin and Alexander Polyakov, " for the remarkable ideas that they introduced concerning conformal field theory and soluble models of statistical mechanics in two dimensions."
- 2011: Dirac Medal from the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.
- 2016: elected to the National Academy of Sciences
- Belavin AA; Polyakov AM; Zamolodchikov AB (1984). "Infinite conformal symmetry in two-dimensional quantum field theory". Nucl. Phys. B. 241 (2): 333–80. Bibcode:1984NuPhB.241..333B. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(84)90052-X.
- "Princeton celebrates Polyakov's 60th". CERN Courier (March 1): 2. 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- Alexander Zamolodchikov Named Board of Governors Professor of Physics Archived 2016-10-06 at the Wayback Machine
- "Stony Brook Physics & Astronomy: News". www.physics.sunysb.edu. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- Alexei Zamolodchikov 1952–2007 Archived 2018-01-14 at the Wayback Machine from CERN (January 1, 2008)
- National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected, News from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, May 3, 2016, retrieved 2016-05-14.