Yuri B. Ovchinnikov

National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom

Yuri B. Ovchinnikov was born in Gatchina, Leningrad Region, Russia, in 1963. He has graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1986. From 1986 to 1995, he was working at the Institute of Spectroscopy of Russian Academy of Sciences in a group of Professor V. S. Letokhov as a Research Scientist, where he received the Ph.D. degree in 1993. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Humboldt Fellow in a group of Dr. Rudolf Grimm at the Max-Planck Institute für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany. From 1998 to 2000, he became a Guest Researcher in a group of Professor W. D. Phillips at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md, USA. From 2000 to 2003, he served as a Guest Researcher at the University of Stuttgart in a group of Professor T. Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany. In 2002, he became an Invited Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. In 2002, he was awarded “Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award” from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. Since 2003, he serves as a Senior Research Scientist in a group of Quantum Frequency Standards at the National Physical Laboratory, UK. Since 2011, he works as an Honorary Professor at the University College London. His scientific interests include laser cooling and trapping of atoms, atom optics and interferometry, Bose-Einstein condensation, classical optics, particle detectors, quantum dots, single-photon sources, and quantum frequency standards.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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