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Letter of Recommendation for MIPT Alumnus (01/1994)
The Physics Student**

Letter of Recommendation

Ivan Ivanov entered the section of Elementary Particles, which is
charged to me, at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
about two years ago. A closer acquaintance with him was made last winter
when he had passed special exam, given by ITEP for the students who are
going to work in theoretical physics.

The exam consists in solving quantum physics problems, including rather
difficult ones, which are similar to those, arising from everyday
theoretical work of scientist. Mr. Ivanov demonstrated profound
understanding of underlying physical phenomena, good skill in using
mathematical methods and ability to represent his results at high
scientific level.

Now Ivan attends my lectures and seminars on Quantum Field Theory. He
copes with the subject very well and shows clear comprehension of the
theory structure along with aptitude for solving problems.

Concerning Ivan's relative standing, I consider him as the best one in
his group of 19 MPTI students. He have worked a lot at theoretical
laboratory of ITEP during half a year and has produced interesting
results which will be published in leading scientific European journal.
He works productively and intensively.

Therefore, I evaluate Ivan Ivanov as a person having a high potential to
carry on advanced study in the field of Theoretical High Energy Physics
and strongly recommend him for further education at the department of
Phisics.

Prof. Petr P. Petrov

Principal Scientific Researcher

Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics,

Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow

117259 Russia

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