nLab
Ludvig Faddeev

Ludvig Dmitrievich Faddeev (Russian: Людвиг Дмитриевич Фаддеев, translit. Ljudvig Dmitrievič Faddeev) is a Russian theoretical physicist, academician (and many years secretary of the Russian Academy of Sciences), son of the algebraist D. K. Faddeev. With Popov he invented a remarkable method in quantization of gauge theories, i.e. in the evaluation of Feynman path integrals with gauge degrees of freedom (Faddeev-Popov method). With B. S. Pavlov, Fadeev has applied the abstract scattering theory to the study of automorphic function?s. Faddeev is one of the pioneers of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) school of integrable systems and quantum inverse scattering method? which also lead to the discovery of quantum groups.

category: people

Revised on April 20, 2013 16:22:14 by Zoran Škoda (109.227.44.92)