Dmitry Firsov, Professor at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, is one of the guest lecturers for the “Quanta” Master’s Degree Program in Quantum Physics and Mesoscopic Physics and refers to the topic of his lectures as “Physics” or “Interactions of Optical Radiation with Conductors”.
“My lectures here primarily coincide with the lessons that I conduct at the Polytechnic University. I believe there is a need to develop a formula to make complex phenomena comprehensible for students. It is the formula that leads us to the ultimate outcome. At the same time, we have to try to provide, with as much quality as possible, explanations about the complex phenomena that this sector covers,” the professor stated.
According to the guest lecturer, “Quanta” is an interesting and different kind of program, and his decision to give lecturers through this program helped bring him to Armenia once again. The professor has been visiting Armenia on a regular basis for the past seven years. He has also collaborated with the Armenian-Russian University and given one-time lectures. Nevertheless, he states that he had never given a lecture of such large volume in Armenia.
“I believe you should give a good lecture in order to motivate students. If I do my job well, it will spark students’ interest,” the professor said.
The main area of Firsov’s research is nonlinear optical phenomena linked to the free carriers of semiconductors and optoelectronic devices that are based on low-dimensional structures with quantum points, quantum wells and semiconductor lasers. The professor is co-author of over 200 articles published in written scientific journals.