Alexey Kavokin

Saint-Petersburg State University

Alexey Kavokin

Finalist Physical Sciences Finalist 2020 2020 Physical Sciences

Alexey Kavokin received his PhD in physics from the Ioffe institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1993. He became a Professor of the Blaise Pascal university (France) in 1998, the Chair of Nanophysics and Photonics at the university of Southampton, UK, in 2005, and Chair Professor and Director of the International Center for Polaritonics in Hangzhou, China, in 2018. In 2000, Alexey Kavokin received an International Quantum Device Award for prediction of the room-temperature Bose-Einstein condensation of exciton polaritons that led to the development of polariton lasers.

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