Vadim Berezinskii and the Berezinskii–Kosterlitz–Thouless transition, for which John M. Kosterlitz and David J. Thouless were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2016

An interesting insight into the earlier contribution of Kyiv-born Vadim Berezinskii, which was among discoveries that led to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics: “One year before the work of Kosterlitz and Thouless, Vadim Berezinskii (died in 1980) also recognized the importance of vortex excitations in the XY-model [8, 9]. He understood that they could drive a phase transition, but did not correctly describe the nature of this finite temperature transition…”

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