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Maxim Chernodub

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Researcher at CNRS

Laboratory of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics
CNRS UMR 6083 (Tours)


Federation Denis Poisson

Faculté des Sciences et Techniques
Université François Rabelais
Parc de Grandmont
37200 TOURS, France

Office : Building E2, office 1240
Phone number : (33)-2-47-36-69-30
Fax : (33)-2-47-36-69-56
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Research activities :

Nonperturbative effects in field theories, topological objects, lattice gauge theory, Quantum Chromodynamics, heavy-ion collisions, strong magnetic fields, CP-violation

Full list of papers (SLAC SPIRES) including papers registered at HAL Archives of CNRS (since October 2008)

Recent research in simple terms :

"In a strong magnetic field the physical vacuum becomes a superconductor."

Scientific papers: Phys.Rev. D82 (2010) 085011 and Phys.Rev.Lett. 106 (2011) 142003

Superconductivity from nowhere
How to turn the vacuum into a superconductor
Ultra-hot superconductors could spontaneously form in the vacuum of space

Related research (Phys. Rev. Lett. 107 (2011) 253903 by Igor I. Smolyaninov):
"In the superconducting state, the vacuum is a metamaterial."

Was a metamaterial lurking in the primordial universe?