Dmitrii Shirkov

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shirkov, Dmitrii Vasil’evich


Born Mar. 3, 1928, in Moscow. Soviet physicist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (from 1960). Member of the CPSU from 1953.

Shirkov graduated from Moscow State University in 1949. From 1950 to 1960 he worked at the V. A. Steklov Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna. From 1960 to 1969 he worked at the Institute of Mathematics of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR; at the same time, beginning in 1961, he was a professor at the University of Novosibirsk.

Shirkov’s main works deal with the theory of elementary particles, the theory of superconductivity, and the theory of neutron transport and moderation. In the theory of elementary particles, he developed the renormalization theory, created the method of the renormalization group, and constructed semiphenomenologi-cal schemes for the quantitative description of strong interactions at low energies.

Shirkov received the Lenin Prize in 1958. He has been awarded three orders and various medals.


Novyi metod v teorii sverkhprovodimosti. Moscow, 1958. (With N. N. Bogoliubov and V. V. Tolmachev.)
Vvedenie v teoriiu kvantovannykhpolei, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1976. (With N. N. Bogoliubov.)
Dispersionnye teorii sil’nykh vzaimodeistvii pri nizkikh energiiakh. Moscow, 1967. (With V. A. Meshcheriakov and V. V. Serebriakov.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.