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Konstantin Khanin

Russian mathematician and physicist
Konstantin Khanin
Alma materLandau Institute of Theoretical Physics
AwardsSimons Fellow (2013)
Jean-Morlet Chair, CIRM (2017)
Invited Speaker, ICM 2018
Humboldt Prize (2021)
Scientific career
Statistical mechanics
Ergodic theory
InstitutionsLandau Institute of Theoretical Physics
Princeton University
Isaac Newton Institute
Heriot-Watt University
University of Toronto
Doctoral advisorYakov G. Sinai

Konstantin "Kostya" Mikhailovich Khanin (Russian: Константин Михайлович Ханин) is a Russian mathematician and physicist. He served as Chair (academic) of the Department of Mathematical and Computational Sciences at the University of Toronto Mississauga.[1]


Khanin received his PhD from the Landau Institute of Theoretical Physics in Moscow and continued working there as a Research Associate until 1994.[2] Afterwards, he taught at Princeton University, at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge, and at Heriot-Watt University before joining the faculty at the University of Toronto. Khanin was an invited speaker at the European Congress of Mathematics in Barcelona in 2000. He was a 2013 Simons Foundation Fellow.[3] He held the Jean-Morlet Chair at the Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques in 2017, and he was an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro. In 2021 he was awarded The Humboldt Prize, also known as the Humboldt Research Award, in recognition of his lifetime's research achievements.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Dr. Konstantin Khanin". MCS Department, UTM. Retrieved 22 July 2020.
  2. ^ DeMarco, Carla. "U of T Mississauga Research Excellence Award recipient delivers thoughtful lecture on self-similarity and critical phenomenon in math and science". University of Toronto Mississauga. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  3. ^ "2013 Simons Fellows Awardees: Mathematics". Simons Foundation. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Semester on 'KPZ Universality and Directed Polymers". Jean-Morlet Chair 2017 Semester 1. Centre International de Rencontres Mathematiques. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  5. ^ "ICTP Alumni Among ICM Speakers". ICTP. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2017.

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