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Mark Dykman

Condensed Matter Physics - Theoretical
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 4244
(517) 884-5634


1973: Ph.D., Institute of Metal Physics, Kiev

Selected Publications

M. I. Dykman and I. B. Schwartz, "Large rare fluctuations in systems with delayed dissipation", Phys. Rev. E 86, 031145 (2012)

M. I. Dykman, M. Khasin, J. Portman, and S.W. Shaw, "Spectrum of an oscillator with jumping frequency and the interference of partial susceptibilities", Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 230601 (2010)

D. Konstantinov, M. I. Dykman, M. J. Lea, Y. Monarkha, and K. Kono, "Resonant correlation-induced optical bistability in an electron system on liquid helium", Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 096801 (2009)

M. I. Dykman, I. B. Schwartz, and A. S. Landsman, "Disease extinction in the presence of random vaccination", Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 078101 (2008)

M. I. Dykman, "Critical exponents in metastable decay via quantum activation", Phys. Rev. E 75, 011101 (2007)

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

My research includes fluctuation phenomena far from thermal equilibrium, transport in correlated electron systems, nonlinear vibrations, nonlinear optics of solids, and quantum information.

Modulated quantum systems, including those used in quantum information processing, display a new mechanism of interstate switching, which differs from the conventional quantum tunneling and thermal activation; we call it quantum activation.


This image represents a conceptualization of this mechanism.