Prof. Boris A. MalomedIAS Fellow associated with the Department of Physics at the Durham University (January-March 2018)Boris Malomed was born in Minsk (Belarus, ex-USSR) in 1955. He had graduated from the Department of Physics in Minsk in 1977. He had received PhD in physics from the Moscow Physico-Technical Institute in 1981, and D.Sc. (habilitation) from the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (Kiev) in 1989. He worked in Moscow till September 1991 as a senior researcher at the Institute for Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been with the Tel Aviv University since 1991, as an associate professor in 1991-1999, and as a full professor since 1999. He is a chaired professor (holding a research chair on