Alexey Soluyanov was a leading international expert in theoretical solid-state physics. He made fundamental, groundbreaking contributions in the field of topological materials and his work led to a deeper understanding of band theory in crystalline materials. In addition to this fundamental work, he predicted several new classes of half-metals, which have since been confirmed experimentally. He also developed various software packages that simplify the discovery of exotic new quantum materials.
He passed away on Oct 26, in St. Petersburg. Alexey was a wonderful human being, and a bright and dedicated colleague, and we will miss him tremendously.