LEGGETT, ANTHONY J. / Physics / Researchers

International Center for Scientific Research





John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Chair and
Center for Advanced Study Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL, USA

Research interests

Condensed matter physics, particularly high-temperature superconductivity, superfluidity, and the
foundations of quantum mechanics.

Prizes and awards

Nobel Prize in Physics, with Vitaly L. Ginzburg and Alexei A. Abrikosov, "for pioneering contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids", 2003.
Wolf Prize (with Bertram Halperin), 2003
Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 1999
Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), 1999
Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, 1997
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996
John Bardeen Prize (with G.M. Eliashberg) (M2S), 1994
Paul Dirac Medal and Prize (Institute of Physics, UK), 1992
Member of the American Philosophical Society, 1991
Fritz London Memorial Award, 1981
Simon Memorial Prize (Institute of Physics, UK), 1981
Fellow of the Royal Society (UK), 1980
Maxwell Medal and Prize (Institute of Physics, UK), 1975
Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK)
Fellow of the American Physical Society


A.J. Leggett, "Testing the limits of quantum mechanics: motivation, state of play, prospects," J. Phys. CM 14, R415-451 (2002).

A.J. Leggett, "Bose-Einstein condensation in the alkali gases; Some fundamental concepts," Rev. Mod. Phys. 73, 307-356 (2001).

A. J. Leggett, "The significance of the MQC experiment," J. Superconductivity 12, 683-7 (1999).

A. J. Leggett, "BEC: The alkali gases from the perspective of research on liquid helium," Atomic Physics 16, ed. W. F. Baylis and G. W. F. Drake, AIP Conference proceedings 477, Woodbury, New York, pp.154-169 (1999).

A.J. Leggett, "Superfluidity," Rev. Mod. Phys. 71, S318-23 (1999).

A.J. Leggett, "Cuprate superconductivity: dependence of Tc on the c-axis layering structure," Phys. Rev. Lett. 83, 392-395 (1999).

A.J. Leggett, "A ‘mid-infrared’ scenario for cuprate superconductivity," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sciences 96, 8365-8372 (1999).

A.J. Leggett, "On the superfluid fraction of an arbitrary many-body system at T=0," J. Stat. Phys. 93, 927-41 (1998).

A.J. Leggett, "Where is the energy saved in cuprate superconductivity?" J. Phys. Chem. Solids 59, 1729-32 (1998).

A.J. Leggett, "Bose-condensed alkali gases as testbeds for fundamental quantum mechanics," R. Swedish Acad. Sci. Physica Scripta, T76, 199-202 (1998).

I. Kosztin, S. Kos, M. Stone, and A.J. Leggett, "Free energy of an inhomogeneous superconductor: A wave-function approach," Phys. Rev. B 58, 9365-84 (1998).

A.J. Leggett and F. Sols, "Comment on ‘Phase and phase diffusion of a split Bose-Einstein condensate,’" Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 1344-45 (1998).

M. Ueda and A.J. Leggett, "Macroscopic quantum tunneling of a Bose-Einstein condensate with attractive interaction," Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 1576-79 (1998).

A.G.W. Modawi and A.J. Leggett, "Some properties of a spin-1 Fermi superfluid: Application to spin-polarized 6Li," J. Low Temp. Phys. 109, 625-39 (1997).

I. Kosztin and A.J. Leggett, "Nonlocal effects on the magnetic penetration depth in d-wave superconductors," Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 135-138 (1997).

A.J. Leggett, "Interlayer tunneling models of cuprate superconductivity: Implications of a recent experiment," Science 274, 587-589 (1996).

J.F. Annett, N. Goldenfeld, and A.J. Leggett, "Constraints on the pairing state of the cuprate superconductors," J. Low Temp. Phys. 105, 473-482 (1996).

A.J. Leggett, "Josephson experiments on the high-temperature superconductors," Philosophical Magazine B 74, 509-522 (1996).

F. Yu, M. B. Salamon, A. J. Leggett, W. C. Lee, and D. M. Ginsberg, "Tensor magnetothermal resistance in YBa2Cu3O7-x via Andreev scattering of quasiparticles’" Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 5136-5139 (1995).

I. Zapata, F. Sols and A.J. Leggett, "Josephson effect between trapped Bose-Einstein condensates," Phys. Rev. A 57, R28-31 (1998).

P. Schiffer, D.D. Osheroff and A.J. Leggett, "Nucleation of the A-B transition in superfluid 3He: experimental and theoretical considerations," Prog. Low Temp. Phys., vol. XIV, ed. W.P. Halperin and L.P. Pitaevskii, (Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1995), pp. 159-211.

A.O. Caldiera and A.J. Leggett, "Quantum tunneling in a dissipative system," Ann. Phys. (NY) 149, 347-456 (1983).

A.J. Leggett, "Quantum mechanics at the macroscopic level," in Chance and Matter, ed. J. Souletie, J. Vannimenus, and R. Stora (North Holland, Amsterdam, 1987), pp. 395-506.

D.A. Wollman, D.J. Van Harlingen, W.C. Lee, D.M. Ginsberg, and A.J. Leggett, "Experimental determination of the superconducting pairing state in YBCO from the phase coherence of YBCO-Pb dc SQUIDs," Phys. Rev. Lett. 71, 2134-2137 (1993).

J.F. Annett, N. Goldenfeld and A.J. Leggett, "Experimental constraints on the pairing state of the cuprate superconductors: An emerging consensus," Physical Properties of High Temperature Superconductors V, ed. D.M. Ginsberg (World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1996) pp. 375-461.

A.J. Leggett, "A theoretical description of the new phases of liquid 3He," Revs. Mod. Phys. 47, 331-414 (1975).

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