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Misha Chertkov

T-13 Technical Staff Member

Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics

Misha Chertkov

Office: TA-03, Building 0123, Room 110
Mail Stop: B213
Phone: (505) 665-8119
Fax: (505) 665-3003
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Educational Background/Employment:
  • M.Sc. Physics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1990
  • Ph.D. Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 1996
  • Postdoctoral Research:
    • Junior Researcher, Budker Institute, Novosibirsk, 1990-1992
    • Research Assistant, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1993-1996
    • Dicke Fellow, Department of Physics, Princeton University, 1996-1999
    • J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow, CNLS/T-13, LANL, 1999-2001
    • Full Term Technical Staff Member, T-13, LANL, 2002-present
  • Employment:
    • Technical Staff Member, T-13, LANL, 2002-present

Research Interests:

  • Statistical Hydrodynamics (Turbulence)
  • Information Theory
  • Optical Communications
  • Macromolecules

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. M. Chertkov, I. Kolokolov, V. Lebedev, Effects of surface tension on immiscible Rayleigh-Taylor turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, submitted (2004).
  2. M. Chertkov, V. Chernyak, M. Stepanov, B. Vasic, Error correction on a tree: An instanton approach, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 198702 (2004).
  3. M. Chertkov, Phenomenology of Rayleigh-Taylor Turbulence, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 115001 (2003).
  4. M. Chertkov, V. Chernyak, I. Kolokolov, V. Lebedev, Probability of anomalously large Bit-Error-Rate in long haul optical transmission, Phys. Rev. E 68, 066619 (2003).
  5. M. Chertkov, Y. Chung, A. Dyachenko, I. Gabitov, I. Kolokolov, V. Lebedev, Shedding and interaction of solitons in weakly disordered optical fibers, Phys. Rev. E 67, 036615 (2003).
  6. M. Chertkov, V. Lebedev, Boundary effects on chaotic advection-diffusion chemical reactions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 134501 (2003).
  7. M. Chertkov, V. Lebedev, Decay of scalar turbulence revisited, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 034501 (2003).
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