The Faculty of Physics

Kovalev Alexander Semenovich

    Professor of Theoretical Physics Department Named by Academician I.M.Lifshits;

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    ddress: Physical Faculty, Svoboda sqr.,4, Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine.
    -mail: kovalev@ilt.kharkov.ua

   Was born in Ulan–Ude (USSR) in 1945.
   Graduated from Kharkov State University in 1967.  PhD Phys & Math, Kharkov State University, Thesis: "Influence of nonlinearity on the dynamics of localized excitations in crystals" (1975)
   DrS in Theoretical physics at B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (ILTPE), Thesis: "Nonlinear Dynamics of Condensed Matter: Magnetic solitons and elastic" (1989). Laureate of Ukrainian A.S. Davydov award in theoretical physics (2006), Letter of commendation from Ukrainian parliament (2010) and Laureate of Ukrainian State Award in Science and Technology (2013).

   Professor degree in Theoretical physics in ILTPE (2001)
   From 1967 to 1975 worked as a junior researcher and reseacher at Ukrainian Physical and Technical Institute (Kharkiv), and from 1975 until the present time is a senior and a leading researcher B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (ILTPE)
   From 1990 to 2001 - Associate Professor and since 2003 - Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Physical Department of Kharkov National University concurrently.
   Now is the Leading Researcher in B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (ILTPE) and the professor in Kharkov National University.
   Scientific Secretary of the Specialized Scientific Counsel at ILTPE, member of three Scientific Counsels at ILTPE, Member of Editorial Board of Scientific Journal "Low Temperature Physics. Is a co-author of 2 monographs, 3 reviews and 170 articles. Supervised five PhDs.
   Area of expertise is the soliton dynamics of magnetically ordered and elastic media, nonlinear phenomena in dynamical systems, mathematical aspects of nonlinear mechanics
   Lecturer activity: lecturing on theoretical mechanics and nonlinear physics.
   Foreign activity: scientific visitor in Regensburg (Germany), Bayreuth (Germany), Paris (France), Canberra (Australia) and Aston (UK) universities during the years 1994-2004.
   Main current research interests: theory of nonlinear structures and waves in solid state.

Selected scientific publications:

  • Nonlinear waves of magnetization. Dynamical and topological solitons / Kosevich A.M., Ivanov B.A., and Kovalev A.S. — Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 1983 .— 190 P.
  • Introduction to nonlinear physical mechanics / Kosevich AM, Kovalev A.S. — Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 1989 .— 320 P.
  • Magnetic solitons /Kosevich . ., Ivanov . A., Kovalev A. S. // Phys.Rep.— V. 194.— 3/4 — 1990.— P. 117-238.
  • Cicloidal vortex motion in easy-plane ferromagnets due to interaction with spin waves / Kovalev A. S., Mertens F. G., Schnitzer M. J. // Eur. Phys. J. .— 2003.— V. 33.— P. 133-145.
  • Envelop solitons of acoustic plate modes and surface waves / Mayer A. P., Kovalev A.S. // Phys.Rev.E.— 2003.— V.67.— P.066603.