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Misha Stepanov

CNLS Postdoctoral Research Associate
T-13/CNLS

Statistical Physics

Misha Stepanov

Office: TA-3, Bldg. 1690, Rm 115
Mail Stop: B213
Phone: (505) 667-6840
Fax: (505) 665-2659

stepanov@cnls.lanl.gov
home page, CV

Research highlight
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • B.S. Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1995
  • M.S. Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1997
  • Ph.D. Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russia, 1999
  • Research fellow, Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Russia, 1999–present (on leave)
  • Postdoc, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 1999–2001
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA, 2002–2003
  • Postdoc, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Error-correcting codes
  • Turbulence theory
  • Diffusion-limited aggregation
  • Data clusterization

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. M.G. Stepanov, V. Chernyak, M. Chertkov, B. Vasic, Diagnosis of weaknesses in modern error correction codes: a physics approach, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 228701 (2005) [cond-mat/0506037].
  2. A. Piryatinski, M. Stepanov, S. Tretiak, V. Chernyak, Semiclassical scattering on conical intersections, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 223001 (2005).
  3. G. Falkovich, A. Fouxon, M.G. Stepanov, Acceleration of rain initiation by cloud turbulence, Nature 419, 151-154 (2002).
  4. A.I. Chernykh, M.G. Stepanov, Large negative velocity gradients in Burgers turbulence, Phys. Rev. E 64 (2) 026306 (2001) [nlin.CD/0001023].
  5. M.G. Stepanov, L.S. Levitov, Laplacian growth with separately controlled noise and anisotropy, Phys. Rev. E 63 (6) 061102 (2001) [cond-mat/0005456].
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