|Born||October 10, 1971|
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Texas A&M University
|Institutions||Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics|
|Thesis||Quantum Coherence and Interference in Optics and Laser Spectroscopy (1993)|
|Doctoral advisor||Marlan Scully|
Mikhail Lukin (Russian: Михаи́л Дми́триевич Луки́н), commonly known as Misha Lukin (born October 10, 1971) is a Russian theoretical and experimental physicist and a professor at Harvard University. He is author and coauthor of many peer-reviewed papers with an h-index of 123. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2018.
Lukin was born in Moscow, Russia. He studied physics and mathematics at MIPT which he graduated in 1993. Following the graduation, he joined Texas A&M University where he wrote a research paper titled Quantum Coherence and Interference in Optics and Laser Spectroscopy which he used for his Ph.D. thesis. Between this and 1994 he was a visiting scientist to Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany. Later on he became a postdoc at Texas A&M University and then became a fellow, and later joint director, of the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics a division of Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In 2001 he became an assistant professor at Harvard and three years later became its professor.
In 2005 he proposed an idea to use quantum computing mail rather than Email which is already used by both Harvard and Boston Universities. He and Vladan Vuletic experimentally confirmed a new type of matter in which photonic molecules can be used to create a lightsaber-like technology.
- "Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for Mikhail Lukin". April 3, 2009. Archived from the original on April 4, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- "Mikhail D. Lukin". Google Scholar. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
- William J. Cromie (September 22, 2005). "Lukin illuminates quantum science". Harvard Gazette. Archived from the original on August 30, 2008. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- "Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter". September 25, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- Bryant Jordan (September 27, 2013). "Harvard and MIT Bind Photons Like Light Sabers". Defense.org. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
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