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Victor Galitski

Portrait of Victor Galitski

Galitski is the Chesapeake Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Maryland and Fellow at the Joint Quantum Institute there, honorary professor of physics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and Editor of Annals of Physics. He holds two Ph.D.s in applied mathematics and quantum physics. Galitski is an author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in quantum physics. He is also an author of the book Exploring Quantum Mechanics, published by Oxford (2013). Partly based on this book, Victor has developed and taught a massive open online course, “Exploring Quantum Physics,” which has been taken by over 150,000 students world-wide. Victor received the Simons Investigator Award, Soros Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF) career award, and Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. His research in many-body quantum physics has been funded by the Department of Energy, NSF, U.S. Army Research Office, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and private foundations.

Portrait of Victor Galitski

Positions Held

General Member, 2016 – current