BORN:
April 4, 1949; RIGA,
LATVIA 



EDUCATION 


Ph.D.  Theoretical & Mathematical Physics
Institute
for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP)
Moscow, USSR
Dissertation: NonLeptonic Decays of Strange Particles
in QCD and Related Topics 
1976 




Diploma with Honors (Masters Degree Equivalent)
Moscow
Institute for Physics and Technology
Moscow, USSR
Thesis: The Problem of the TwoMuon Decays of K_L 
19661972 



RESEARCH
POSITIONS 


Professor (with Tenure) and Member
Theoretical
Physics Institute
School of Physics
and Astronomy
University of
Minnesota

1990  Present 

Professor (equivalent)
Senior Researcher
Junior Researcher
Institute
for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow, USSR 
19831990
19811983
19751981 



HONORS
AND AWARDS 


AlexandervonHumboldt Foundation, Research Awards
(Germany)
Fellow of The American Physical Society
J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics
Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences 
1993
1997
1999
1993, 1996 



RESEARCH:
KEY
STAGES 


19741976 

The
penguin mechanism of flavor changing hadron (quark) transitions
introduced. (JETP Lett. 22 (1975) 55; Nucl. Phys. B120 (1977)
316; JETP 45 (1977) 670). 





19781981 

Deriving
a new class of lowenergy theorems stemming from the trace
anomaly of QCD. (Phys. Lett 78B (1978) 443; Sov. J. Nucl.
Phys. 30 (1979) 716; Nucl. Phys. B191 (1981) 301). 





19771979 

Gluon
condensate introduced; the QCD Sum Rule method relating
the properties of the lowlying hadronic states to the vacuum
condensates ("SVZ sum rules") worked out. (Nucl.
Phys. B147 (1979) 385; Nucl. Phys. B147 (1979) 448). 





1980 

The
invisible axion ("KSVZ axion") invented. (Nucl.
Phys. B166 (1980) 493). 





19831991 

First
exact results in the supersymmetric gauge theories (gluino
condensate, beta functions). Solution of the anomaly problem
and holomorphy. (Nucl. Phys. B229 (1983) 407; Nucl. Phys.
B229 (1983) 381; Nucl. Phys. B277 (1986) 456; Nucl. Phys.
B359 (1991) 571). 





19861988 

The
heavy quark symmetry introduced. (Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 47
(1988) 511; Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 45 (1987) 292). 





19891990 

Extension
of the coset construction in twodimensional conformal field
theory. (Int. J. Mod. Phys. A5 (1990) 803). 





19891991 

Discovery
of the premature unitarization in the instantoninduced
amplitudes at sphaleron energies. (Nucl. Phys. B371 (1992)
177). 





19851995 

Foundations
of the heavy quark expansion formulated; theory of inclusive
heavy flavor decays worked out. (Sov. J. Nucl. Phys. 41
(1985)120; Sov. Phys. JETP 64 (1986) 698; Phys. Rev. Lett.
71 (1993) 496; Phys. Rev. D49 (1994) 3356; Phys. Rev. D50
(1994) 2234). 





19951996 

Alpha_s
crisis revealed. (Mod. Phys. Lett., A10 (1995) 605). 





19941998 

Relation
between the divergence of the operatior product expansion
in high orders and duality violations in QCD; first semiquantitative
models of duality violations suggested. (Proc. V PASCOS
Symp., March 1995, Baltimore, ed. J. Bagger (World Scientific,
Singapore, 1996), page 69; Phys. Rev D57 (1998) 2691; Phys.
Rev. D59 (1999) 054011). 





19961999 

Central
extensions in N=1 superalgebras in the YangMills theory
as a result of anomaly. The theory of the BPSsaturated
domain walls in supersymmetric gluodynamics and other supersymmetric
theories elaborated. (Phys. Lett. B396 (1997) 64; Phys.
Rev. D56 (1997) 7990; Phys. Rev. D59 (1999) 045016). 





19992004 

Pinpointing
anomalies in supersymmetric theories with solitons. (Phys.
Rev. D59 (1999) 045016; hepth/0108153); marginal stability
through delocalization (Phys. Rev. D63 (2001) 065018).
Theory
of supersymmetric solitons: flux tubes (strings), domain
walls (D. branes) and their junctions (confined monopoles).
(Phys. Rev. D67 (2003) 125007). 





2002 

Cosmological
Constant Problem in Infinite Volume Extra Dimensions: Solving
through Infrared Modification of 4D Gravity (Phys. Rev.
D67 (2003) 044020). 





20032004 

Orientifold
pairs  Planar equivalence (Nucl. Phys. B667 (2003) 170).






PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS 



Vacuum Structure and QCD Sum Rules,
516 pp, NorthHolland, Amsterdam, 1992.
Unpublished foreword 




Instantons in Gauge Theories,
488 pp, World Scientific,
Singapore, 1994. 







The Many Faces of the Superworld:
Yuri Golfand Memorial Volume, 677 pp,
World Scientific, Singapore, 1999.
Link to foreword 




At the Frontier of Particle Physics: Handbook of QCD/Boris Ioffe Festschrift, (in 3 Volumes),
2151 pp, World Scientific, Singapore, 2000.
Volume 4 published in 2002, 400pp.
Link to foreword 




The Supersymmetric World:
The Beginnings of the Theory,
(with G. Kane), 273 pp,
World Scientific, Singapore, 2000.
Link to foreword 




SUSY 30, International Symposium Celebrating
30 Years of Supersymmetry, NORTHHOLLAND, Amsterdam, 2001,
450 pp.
(with K. Olive and S. Rudaz)
Link to foreword 




Continuous Advances in QCD 2002  Arkadyfest
(World Scientific 2002), with K. Olive and M. Voloshin.
Link to Brochure  Fun reading 





PUBLICATIONS:
PAPERS 


The
full publication list for 19712005 includes 260+ papers published
or accepted for publication. The list of publications beginning
in late 2002 is given below.



NONABELIAN FLUX TUBES IN SQCD: SUPERSIZING
WORLDSHEET SUPERSYMMETRY, (with A. YUNG), PRD, submitted;
hepth/0501211.
COMMENTS ON DIQUARKS, STRONG BINDING
AND A LARGE HIDDEN QCD SCALE, (with A. Vainshtein),
PRD, submitted.
REFINING THE PROOF OF PLANAR EQUIVALENCE,
(with A. Armoni and G. Veneziano), PRD, submitted; hepth/0412203.
NONABELIAN MEISSNER EFFECT IN YANGMILLS
THEORIES AT WEAK COUPLING, (with A. Gorsky and A. Yung),
PRD, submitted; hepth/0412082.
SPECTRAL DEGENERACY IN SUPERSYMMETRIC
GLUODYNAMICS AND ONEFLAVOR QCD RELATED TO N=1/2 SUSY, (with
A. Gorsky), PRD, submitted; hepth/0410099.
ENHANCED WORLDVOLUME SUPERSYMMETRY
AND INTERSECTING DOMAIN WALLS IN N=1 SQCD, (with A.
Ritz, and A. Vainshtein), Phys. Rev. D70, 095003 (2004); hepth/0405175.
AN EXACT RELATION FOR ${\cal N}=1$
ORIENTIFOLD FIELD THEORIES WITH ARBITRARY SUPERPOTENTIAL,
(with A. Armoni and G. Veneziano), Nucl. Phys. B702, 37
(2004); hepth/0404247.
NONABELIAN STRING JUNCTIONS AS CONFINED
MONOPOLES, (with A. Yung), Phys. Rev. D70, 045004, 2004;
hepth/0403149.
FROM SUPERYANGMILLS THEORY TO QCD:
PLANAR EQUIVALENCE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS, (with A. Armoni
and G. Veneziano), published in the Ian Kogan Memorial Collection
"From Fields to Strings: Circumnavigating Theoretical Physics,"
Ed. M. Shifman, A. Vainshtein and J. Wheater (World Scientific,
2004), Vol. 1, p. 353; hepth/0403071.
SOFTLY MASSIVE GRAVITY, (with
G. Gabadadze), Phys. Rev. D69, 124032, 2004; hepth/0312289.
LOCALIZATION OF NONABELIAN GAUGE FIELDS
ON DOMAIN WALLS AT WEAK COUPLING (DBRANE PROTOTYPES II),
(with A. Yung), Phys. Rev. D70, 025013, 2004; hepth/0312257.
EFFECTIVE LAGRANGIANS FOR ORIENTIFOLD
THEORIES, (with F. Sannino), Phys. Rev. 69 (2004); hepth/0309252.
QCD QUARK CONDENSATE FROM SUSY AND
THE ORIENTIFOLD LARGE$N$ EXPANSION, (with A. Armoni
and G. Veneziano), Phys. Lett. B579, 384390, 2004; hepth/0309013.
SUSY RELICS IN ONE FLAVOR QCD FROM
A NEW $1/N$ EXPANSION, (with A. Armoni and G. Veneziano),
Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 191601, 2003, hepth/0307097.
REMARKS ON STABLE
AND QUASISTABLE K STRINGS AT LARGE $N$, (with A. Armoni),
Nucl. Phys. B671, 67, 2003; hepth/0307020.
ON $k$STRING TENSIONS AND DOMAIN WALLS
IN ${\cal N}=1$ GLUODYNAMICS, (with A. Armoni), Nucl.
Phys. B664 (2003) 233246, hepth/0304127.
${\cal N}=2$ SIGMA MODEL WITH TWISTED
MASS AND SUPERPOTENTIAL: CENTRAL CHARGES AND SOLITONS, (with
A. Losev), Phys. Rev. D68 (2003) 045006, hepth/0304003.
THE COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT AND DOMAIN
WALLS IN ORIENTIFOLD FIELD THEORIES AND ${\cal N} = 1$ GLUODYNAMICS,
(with A. Armoni), Nucl. Phys. B670, 148 (2003), hepth/0303109.
EXACT RESULTS IN NONSUPERSYMMETRIC
LARGE$N$ ORIENTIFOLD FIELD THEORIES, (with A. Armoni
and G. Veneziano), Nucl. Phys. B667, 170182, 2003, hepth/0302163.
DOMAIN WALLS AND FLUX TUBES IN N=2
SQCD: DBRANE PROTOTYPES, (with A. Yung), Phys. Rev.
D67 (2003) 125007, hepth/0212293.
DILUTING COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT VIA
LARGE DISTANCE MODIFICATION OF GRAVITY, (with G. Dvali
and G. Gabadadze), in {\em Continuous Advances in QCD 2002/ArkadyFest},
Eds. K. Olive, M. Shifman, and M. Voloshin (World Scientific,
Singapore, 2002), pp. 566581; also in Proc. 3 Int. Sakharov
Conference on Physics, Eds. A. Semikhatov, M. Vasiliev and V.
Zaikin (Scientific World, Moscow, 2003), Vol. 2, pp. 812828.
hepth/0208096.
REMINISCENCES IN PASTELS,
published in "Continuous Advances in QCD 2002",
Eds. K. Olive, M. Shifman, and M. Voloshin (World Scientific,
Singapore, 2002), pp. 604614. (Pages 1322 of the "Brochure
 Fun Reading")
 



INVITED
TALKS 




2003/04
 kStrings in the YangMills Theory: How They Form, Live
and Decay Invited lecture at the 9th Adriatic Meeting "Particle
Physics and the Universe, Dubrovnik, Craotia, 414 September
2003.
 Duality and SelfDuality (Energy Reflection Symmetry) of
QuasiExactly Solvable Systems, Invited Talk at the Second
Workshop FENOMEC "Selected Topics in Mathematical Physics,"
November 78, 2003, Cocoyoc, Mexico
 Planar equivalence between supersymmetric gluodynamics and
its orientifold daughters: implications for QCD, Invited Talk
at Physics Department, University of Florida, Gainesville,
Florida, November 11, 2003
 Planar equivalence: a window of opportunities in nonperturbative
QCD,
Colloquium at NYU, New York, November 24, 2003
 From Supersymmetric Gluodynamics to QCD: Planar equivalence
and its Implication, Institute of Nuclear Research, Moscow,
December 29, 2003
 Explorations of QCD with Supersymmetric Tools, Colloquium
at Technion, Haifa, Israel, January 1, 2004
 Orientifold LargeN Expansion, Invited Talk, Technion, Haifa,
Israel, January 4, 2004
 Quark Condensate in QCD from the Gluino Condensate in Supersymmetric
Gluodynamics, Invited Talk, Technion, Haifa, Israel, January
5, 2004
 Supersymmetry at Strong Coupling: Understanding the Hadronic
World, Colloquium at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel,January
6, 2004
 From Supersymmetric Gluodynamics to QCD: Planar equivalence
and its Implications, Invited Talk, TelAviv University, Israel,
January 7, 2004
 Advances in Supersymmetry at Strong Coupling, Plenary Talk
at the International Conference "From Fields to Strings
 Circumnavigating Theoretical Physics," In Memory of
Ian Kogan, Oxford, UK, January 810, 2004
 Understanding the Hadronic World with Supersymmetry, University
of Minnesota SPA Colloquium. March 10, 2004.
 Planar Equivalence: from Type 0 Strings to QCD, Plenary
Talk at the International Conference "Continuous Advances
in QCD2004" (May 13), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,
May 1316, 2004.



Summer 2004
 Oneflavor QCD from SUSY gluodynamics via planar equivalence,
University of Siegen, Germany, June 26, 2004.
 Planar equivalence between supersymmetric and QCDlike theories
and its consequences, University of Milan, Italy, July 15,
2004.
 Large N gauge theory, Invited Talk at the Workshop on Large
N QCD, Trento, Italy, July 59, 2004.
 What we know and do not know of QCD k strings from string
and field theory, Invited Talk at the Trento Workshop on Hadrons
and Strings, Trento, Italy, July 1217, 2004.
 From strings to oneflavor QCD, Invited Talk at the conference,
"String Phenomenology 2004," University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, August 16, 2004.
 From strings to oneflavor QCD, Invited Talk at PASCOS04/Pran
Nath Fest, Northeastern University, Boston, August 20, 2004.
 Four lectures on supersymmetry, National Summer School for
Graduate Students WEHeraeusDoktorandenschule Saalburg, "Grundlagen
und neue Methoden der theoretischen Physik," Wolfersdorf,
Thüringen, August 30September 10, 2004.



2004/05
 Planar equivalence: From supersymmetric gluodynamics to
oneflavor QCD, Seminar at Penn State, September 22, 2004.
 Understanding the hadronic world with supersymmetry, Colloquium
at Penn State, September 23, 2004.
 Field Theory and Mathematics Panel at the The Future of
Physics Conference, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics,
October 9, 2004.
 Discussion Session on QuarkHadron Duality, Workshop
on QCD String Theory, KITP, Santa Barbara, October 20,
2004.










Link to another Dr.
Shifman 

INTERESTING READING, YOU ARE WELCOME TO BROWSE
A fragment of A. Kolesnichenko's caricature "Sum
Rules 1985,"
60th Birthday of Arkady Vainshtein: "First Poster," "Second Poster," "Brochure  Fun Reading"
"Grandmaster," Sasha Polyakov on A.B. Migdal (in Russian).
Plaut on Antisemitism
"On Antisemitism
Today," An article by Oriana Fallaci in Panorama.
(Russian version)
"A Glimpse of 2012,"
"On Human Rights
Groups and Double Standards," M. Shifman's black
humor.
"A Modern Version
of the Passover Story," by Daniel P. Waxman.
"Comrade Einstein," edited by M. Shifman
Vladimir Vysotsky on M. Shifman
(in Russian)
Unpublished contribution to the Yuri
Simonov Festschrift
Future of Physics/KITP2004


Updated: 2/4/05 

