The prize is awarded for research on quark-gluon plasma using mega-installations, laying the foundation of a highly productive computer algebra system for performing calculations used in high-energy physics.
Dmitry Blau was born on July 27, 1984, in Moscow, has a PhD in physics and mathematics, and is a researcher at National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute.
Yelena Lushchevskaya was born on August 25, 1982, in Velikiye Luky, has a PhD in physics and mathematics, and is a senior researcher at the Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics at National Research Center Kurchatov Institute.
Stanislav Poslavsky was born on August 21, 1988, in Protvino, has a PhD in physics and mathematics, and is a researcher at the Logunov Institute of High-Energy Physics at National Research Center Kurchatov Institute.
The team studied fundamental phenomena in nuclear and high-energy physics: multiple creation of quarkoniums, charmoniums, bottomoniums and other particles in quark-gluon and quark-antiquark plasma, particularly at the Large Hadron Collider at the European Nuclear Research Centre (CERN).
The results of their studies are of fundamental importance for nuclear research (study of strong interactions taking place between particles at the atomic nucleus level) and astrophysics (study of substances in conditions similar to those immediately after the Big Bang and existing at the centre of neutron stars). Their work also has practical applications in the development of computational algorithms and methods of processing and storing large quantities of data. Their results are among the most important achievements in the fields of high-energy physics and physics of the atomic nucleus and elementary particles, and have led to the creation of a new and highly productive computer algebra system used for performing calculations in high-energy physics and field theory.