Welcome, Alexander

Dr Alexander Ochirov is our inaugural Landau Research Fellow. He works on scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and higher spins.

We are pleased to welcome Dr Alexander Ochirov as the first Landau Research Fellow at the London Institute. Our five three-year Landau Research Fellowships were set up in response to the conflict in Ukraine. They are ring-fenced for outstanding Russian mathematicians and theoretical physicists.

Dr Ochirov was born in Ulan-Ude in Siberia and brought up in St Petersburg, where he also attended university. He obtained his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique, where he was awarded the Thesis Prize, and went on to work at Edinburgh University, then at ETH Zurich, where he held the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, and later at Oxford University. Ochirov’s main area of expertise is scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory, but his research topics range from the physics of strongly interacting elementary particles, or quantum chromodynamics, to gravitationally interacting celestial objects such as black holes. Most recently, his interest has focused on higher-spin composite particles.

In the course of his travels, Ochirov gives talks to schools as part of the Lecturers without Borders project lewibo.org.