Alexander Buzdin is a full professor at the University of Bordeaux in France, since 2004 he is a senior member of the prestigious Institut Universitaire de France, where he holds the Chair “Physics of Superconductivity”. Prof. Buzdin graduated from Moscow State University and then habilitated in 1986. He worked under the supervision of the Nobel Prize winner Alexey Abrikosov at the Institute for High Pressure Physics of Russian Academy of Science and Argonne National Laboratory. Prof. Buzdin is the author of more than 300 articles on superconductivity, magnetism and nanophysics. He received the Holweck Medal and Prize in 2013, a joint award by the UK Institute of Physics and the French Physical Society, for his pioneering theoretical studies of superconductor–ferromagnet multilayer systems. For his outstanding contributions to French national education Alexander Buzdin has been honoured in the rank of Knight of the Ordre of Academic Palms by the French Ministry of Education in 2013. In 2017-2018 A. Buzdin was nominated the Liverhulme Trust professor at the Material Science Department of Cambridge University. In 2020 he has received German – French « Gay-Lussac-Humboldt Prize», awarded to researchers that have made outstanding contributions in science.