I am the Branco Weiss Fellow at University of Geneva and Harvard University, working on the interface of quantum matter theory and experiment.



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October 15, 2015

15.10.2015 - I received the EPFL Teaching Award for the outstanding teaching, nominated by Director of Physics section Professor J-P.  Ansermet.

The award is complemented by 1000 Swiss francs (approximately $1000) .

My current teaching record at EPFL (due...

05.05.2014 - A theoretical physicist has been able to explain how to capture particles of light at room temperature.

In doing so, Alex Kruchkov has confirmed the existence of a ‘new state of light’ which could pave the way for advanced computer chip, laser and solar pan...

April 30, 2014

01.05.2014 - A theoretical physicist has explained a way to capture particles of light called photons, even at room temperature, a feat thought only possible at bone-chillingly cold temperatures.

Alex Kruchkov, a doctoral student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Techno...

April 9, 2014

09.04.14 - The first model for capturing and condensing light under realistic conditions has been realized by a student at EPFL, and published in Physical Review A.

Quantum particles can be divided into two types: fermions and bosons. When cooled down to near-absol...

April 8, 2014

09.04.14 - Le premier modèle permettant de capturer et condenser la lumière dans des conditions réalistes a été développé par un doctorant de l’EPFL et sera publié dans Physical Review A.

Les particules élémentaires peuvent être divisées en deux catégories: les fer...

April 1, 2014

01.04.2014 - My new single-author paper was published in Physical Review A.

By the date of publishing I am 24 years old. 

The paper considers Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of light in a cavity with a medium.

I show the effect of gaseous medium on the cri...

September 1, 2013

I am very glad to join Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism at EPFL as a doctoral student

My research will be dedicated to (but not limited to) Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Magnetism, in particular spin systems at low temperature (2D Heisenberg Antiferromagnet, et...

May 17, 2013

09.07.2013 - My new paper on Bose-Einstein condensation of photons in an ideal gas was published in Physical Review A.

Abstract. - We study peculiarities of Bose-Einstein condensation of photons that are in thermodynamic equilibrium with atoms of noninteracting gas...

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