Igor E. Dzyaloshinskii, former head of Moscow's Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, has been appointed a professor in the department of physics at the University of California, Irvine.

Dzyaloshinskii, 61, was a student of Lev Landau, considered a father of modern science in the former Soviet Union. He headed the Landau Institute, named for his mentor, from 1965 until 1991. His areas of research specialization include magnetism, liquid crystals, and high-temperature superconductivity. According to the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information, Dzyaloshinskii is listed as the first author of 17 papers that have been cited 50 or more times. His most-cited recent paper is "Neutral Fermions in Paramagnetic Insulators" (Physics Letters A, 127:112-4, 1988), which had been cited 125 times by the end of 1991.

While Dzyaloshinskii says he intends to stay at UC-Irvine until he retires, he notes that "I did not emigrate at all; I just accepted a permanent...

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