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Distinguished Professor Emeritus/Research Professor
Physics and Astronomy | (631)-632-8159, Physics B-135
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Konstantin K. Likharev received the Candidate (Ph.D.) degree in Physics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia in 1969, and the habilitation degree of Doctor of Sciences from the Higher Attestation Committee of the U.S.S.R. in 1979. From 1969 to 1988 Dr. Likharev was a Staff Scientist of Moscow State University, and from 1989 to 1991 the Head of the Laboratory for Cryoelectronics of that university. In 1991 he assumed a Professorship at Stony Brook University (Distinguished Professor 2002-2017, John Toll Professor 2017-2020, Distinguished Professor Emeritus since September 2020). During his research career, Dr. Likharev worked in the fields of nonlinear classical and dissipative quantum dynamics, and solid-state physics and electronics, notably including superconductor electronics and nanoelectronics. Dr. Likharev is an author of more than 350 publications, including 80+ review papers and book chapters, 2 monographs, 8 textbooks, and several patents. Dr. Likharev is a Fellow of the APS and the IEEE.

Research Statement
My current research interests are focused on the nanoelectronic implementation of high-performance neuromorphic networks.

For a detailed history, please click here for my CV.


My open-access series of lecture notes and problems on 4 core physics courses (Classical Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, and Statistical Mechanics), which is available online here and here, is becoming more and more popular among students of nearly 150 countries, with ~20,000 file downloads during the last 12 months.