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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April 15, 2016

15.04.16 - Alex Kruchkov, a PhD student at EPFL has found a way to slow down light at room temperature.

It is possible to force light to behave like a liquid, or more specifically a “quantum liquid” called a Bose-Einstein condensate. Controlling light lik...

April 11, 2016

11.04.2016 - My new single-author paper on one-dimensional condensates of photons was published in Physical Review A.

This paper introduces a quasiequilibrium one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensation of photons trapped in a microtube.

Light modes with a cutoff frequenc...

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 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...

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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