The National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek is the first and leading higher education institution not only in Uzbekistan, but also in Central Asia: 15 faculties, 80 chairs, 16 joint education programs, The number of graduates is 200,000+

Department of Theoretical Physics

Musaxanov Mirzayusuf - Head of department

 100174, Universitet street 4, Olmazor district, Tashkent

 Monday-Friday, 14:00 – 17:00

+998 98 126-80-33


History and main activities of the department. The Department of Theoretical Physics of the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek was found in 1935. Several professors have been the head of the department: Prof. A.E.Levashov in 1935-1941, academician (acad.) of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan (ASUz.), Prof. S.U. Umarov in 1941-1957, Prof. G.M. Avakianz in 1957-1965. Prof. A. Teshabaev in 1965-1967, Prof. R. H. Mallin in 1967-1972, acad. of ASUz., Prof. M.M.Musakhanov in 1972-2005.

In 2005-2016, the department was jointed together with some other departments into Department of Nuclear and Theoretical Physics. However, since 2016 to present, it is again separated into the Department of Theoretical Physics and from May of 2017 acad. of ASUz., Prof. M.M.Musakhanov is the head of department
Prof. M.M.Musakhanov introduced in the department scientific research subjects, except the Physics of Semiconductors the new ones, as the High Energy Physics, the Physics Of Elementary Particles, Theory of Scattering of Atoms and Nuclei, as well as the Interaction of Radiation with a Matter. He initiated  teaching in the department the novel special courses on theoretical physics such as Quantum Chromodynamics, Elementary Particles, and Theory of Quantum Gauge Fields. The department installed the tight collaboration with scientists of the Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (Dubna), which allowed to increase the qualification of our young researchers and students in this centre. Many leading professors from other countries are invited for teaching lectures in the department, which also leads to good qualification of our students. Some of our students are working now in various scientific centres in the world. The good reputation of our department is known not only in our country but also in the world.
The department research subjects connected with investigations in the Low Energy Quantum Chromodynamics, including the quark structure of adrons, in the Theory of Quantum Gauge Fields (acad. M.M.Musakhanov, Prof. B.A. Fayzullaev, Prof. G.Karimkhodjaev), in nonlinear wave processes in Bose-Einstein Condensates (Prof. A.A. Abdumalikov, Prof. A.S.Rahmatov, Kh.N.Ismatullaev). The department professors are also actively working in the field of interaction of laser radiation with atoms and molecules and multi-photon processes in them (Dr. P.E. Pyak) and in the theory of quantum strongly correlated systems such as a high temperature superconductivity and ultracold atomic gases (acad. M.M.Musakhanov and Ass. Prof. B. Abdullaev).The department actively participates in the high school education in Uzbekistan on theoretical physics. The department professors (the head of group - Prof. A.A. Abdumalikov) published the course on the theoretical physics for university students, which includes four texbooks. These textbooks are: B.A. Fayzullayev Nazariy mexanika, А.А.Аbdumalikov "Elektrodinamika",(Electrodynamics),(M.M.Musaxаnov, A.S.Rahmatov (Kvant mexanikasi",(Quantum mechanics) А.А.Аbdumalikov R.Mamatqulov "Termodinamika va stastistik fizika"(Thermodynamics and statistical physics). Besides this course, there were published the textbook "Мatematic fizika metodlari"(Methods of mathematical physics) by B.A.Fayzullayev and A.S.Rahmatov in 2015 and Nazariy fizikaning matematic usullari by B.A.Fayzullayev.
The application of an Information Technology in the university education is another field of the department professors activity (Ass. Prof. A. Karimkhodzhaev). Using 12 international grants (825000 EUR and 240.000 US Dollars), which were, in particular, supported by TEMPUS Program (EuroUnion) and UNESCO, for new computer and other equipments, Uzbek team of these projects has been succeeded to install the computer net not only in the entire student town (Vuzgorodok), but also in the medical student town Medgorodok.      
On the base of the Department of Theoretical Physics, the UNESCO Department Of Astronomy and Physics was organized, which is still active (M.M.Musakhanov and K.Nakamura). The department participated in the organization of the faculty open education-informational centre, which consists of 120 personal computers and modern server.
The department of physics: research and educational activities have been recognized in the republic and outside of country. Students of our department, Abdurauf Аbdumalikov in 1997 and Zhasur Abdullaev in 2005, have been awarded by the Republic President Fellowship. The former students U. Yakhshiev and V. Morozova are professors of INHA (South Korea) and Prinston (the USA) Universities, respectively, while E.B. Abdukamalov is researcher in the Nazarbaev University (Astana, Kazakhstan).
The department bachelor and master degree students are actively involving in the research projects. For example, Prof. B.J. Akhmedov and Dr. of Science A.A. Abduzhabbarov are intensively working with these students in the field of relativistic astrophysics, gravitation and cosmology.

The subjects taught at the department (BSc).

NoSubject nameBrief information about subject
1Methods of mathematical physicsDifferential equations that appear in the study of physical processes such as wave propagation, heat and mass transfer are derived and the main methods of solving them are given.
2Theoretical mechanicsThis subject is devoted to classical theoretical mechanics, which includes the fundamentals of Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms, the theory of vibrations, the motion of solids and the elements of fluid mechanics important for theoretical physics.
3ElectrodynamicsThis science is electromagnetic field It is dedicated to the theory of electric fields, and it covers both microscopic (in vacuum) and macroscopic (in adjacent environments) electrodynamics. The theory of complete electromagnetic field includes the theory of special relativity.
4Quantum mechanicsScience is dedicated to the study of phenomena and processes occurring in the microcosm. A unique mathematical apparatus correctly expressed phenomena that did not occur in the macrocosm, including corpuscular-wave dualism, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, etc.
5Statistical physicsThis science is devoted to the study of the properties and characteristics of macroscopic bodies consisting of a large number of particles.

The subjects taught at the department (MSc on Theoretical physics).

NoSubject nameBrief information about subject
1Mathematical methods of theoretical physicsProviding masters with deep and solid knowledge of tensors, matrices, analytical properties of differential equations, asymptotic methods and groups
2.Theory of quantized fieldsIntroduction to the basics of modern elementary particle theory, methods and concepts of quantized vacuum theory.
3Solid state theoryIntroduction to zone structure in condensed matter physics, one-electron states of the crystal lattice, and phenomena occurring in solids.
4Standard model of elementary particlesIntroducing the methods of the modern calibrated theory based on the SU(2)xSU(1) symmetry group. Providing an understanding of quark models of hadrons, spontaneous breaking of symmetry, Holstone's theorem and Higgs bosons
5Relativistic astrophysicsTo give masters concepts about the elements of field theory, Einstein's equation, black holes, their optical and astrophysical properties.
6Theory of nonlinear oscillations and wavesStudy of nonlinear phenomena in physics.

The subjects taught at the department (MSc on Mathematical Physics).

NoSubject nameBrief information about subject
1Mathematical methods of theoretical physicsProviding masters with deep and solid knowledge of tensors, matrices, analytical properties of differential equations, asymptotic methods and groups
2.Modern methods of mathematical physicsConcept of linear normalized space, orthonormal systems, Foure series, Sobolev spaces, Riess theorem and their application.
3Grid models of statistical physicsLearning and knowing about random processes, Markov chain, Keli trees, Izing models.
4Theory of phase transitionsLearning and applying Izing and Potts models, Gibbs measure, Bose-Einstein condensate, gas-liquid phase transitions.
5Spectral theory of differential operatorsUnbounded operators, spectral theorem, elliptic operators of the 2nd order, learning and knowing the system of fundamental functions.
6Theory of nonlinear oscillations and wavesStudy of nonlinear phenomena in physics.

Information on local and foreign partners

Scientific and educational cooperation relations with foreign countries are well established in the department. Agreements have been concluded with Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (South Korea), Inha University (South Korea) and the Institute of Modern Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to conduct scientific research and conferences in the field of theoretical physics, 2 projects are being implemented under the Erasmus+ program.

Composition of the department

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