Dr. Dmitri Antonov

I was born in Moscow in 1973.

1990-1995: undergraduate studies at the Subfaculty of theoretical nuclear physics of the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). Diploma thesis is written at Theoretical Department of the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP).

1996-1999: Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the Insitute of physics of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

1999-2001: postdoc at the Theory Group of the Pisa section of INFN.

2002-2004: researcher at the same Group.

2004-2005: Alexander von Humboldt research fellow at the Theory Group of the Insitute of physics of the Humboldt University of Berlin.

2005-2007: EU research assistant (the Marie-Curie Intra-European research fellow) at the Institute for theoretical physics of the University of Heidelberg.

2007-2009: research assistant at the Universities of Heidelberg and Bielefeld.

2009-present: researcher at Centre for Physics of Fundamental Interactions (CFIF) at Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon.

My general research interests are theoretical high-energy physics and quantum field theory. More specifically, I work on non-perturbative approaches to quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and related theories. These studies include

- finite-temperature QCD, thermodynamics and transport properties of the strongly interacting quark-gluon plasma;

- interrelation between chiral-symmetry breaking and confinement;

- effective theories of the QCD string, its breaking, and excitations; phenomenological applications of these theories;

- confining, topological, and finite-temperature properties of the field-theoretical models allowing for an analytic description of confinement (stochastic vacuum model, Abelian-type theories with confinement based on the condensation of monopoles);

- accounting for non-perturbative effects within the world-line and the renormalization-group methods in the confinement and deconfinement phases of QCD.

My publications can be found here.