Fifty years of research at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (on the 100th anniversary of the birth of I.M. Khalatnikov)
G.E. Volovik† a, b
a Low Temperature Laboratory, Aalto University, PO Box 15100, Aalto, FI-00076, Finland
b Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Kosygina 2, Moscow, 119334, Russian Federation
Reviewing all the basic research performed at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, that have made a significant contribution to physics is an unrealistic task. I, therefore, only focus on those studies that have directly affected the author's explorations during 50 years (1968—2018). I.M. Khalatnikov created a unique institution that brought together virtually all areas of theoretical physics of importance thus opening vast opportunities for scientific collaboration. The Landau Institute's multidisciplinary environment was a significant driver of research.