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Research Interests

- Tests of fundamental physics in space, dark matter searches with atomic sensors
- Nuclear Theory (QGP, Heavy-Ion Collisions)
- AdS/CFT-correspondence, String Theory
- Lattice QCD, Confinement, QCD phase diagram
- Nonperturbative methods in QFT and Condensed Matter Physics

- Searching for dark matter with atomic clocks in space (Forschungszentrum DESY, Hamburg, Germany, 2017)
- Searching for dark matter with atomic clocks in space (ACES Workshop, University Zurich, Switzerland, 2017)
- Searching for dark matter with atomic clocks in space (University of Tours, Tours, France, 2017)
- First-order relativistic hydrodynamics with quantum anomalies (Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, 2017)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA, 2017)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, 2017)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (Stony Brook University, NY, USA, 2016)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (Seventh Meeting on CPT and Lorentz Symmetry, Bloomington, Indiana, June 20-24, 2016)
- Topological defects and anomalous transport (QCD Workshop on Chirality, Vorticity and Magnetic Field in Heavy Ion Collisions. UCLA, CA, USA, 2016)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (2015 Midwest Relativity Meeting, Northwestern University, IL, USA)
- Collective flow in high-multiplicity proton-proton collisions (Quark Matter 2015, Kobe, Japan)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (University of Illinios at Chicago, 2015)
- Collective flow in high-multiplicity proton-proton collisions (Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA, 2015)
- QCD string interactions and implications for high energy collisions (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, NY, USA)
- Testing gravity on accelerators (KSM2015, Germany, FIAS, Frankfurt, Germany)
- Gravity waves generated by sounds from cosmological phase transitions (DESY-Hamburg, Germany, 2015)
- Topological defects and anomalous transport (Schladming, Austria, 2015)
- Gravity waves generated by sounds from cosmological phase transitions (Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA, 2015)
- Chiral Superfluidity in Quark Matter (UIC Chicago, USA, 2015)
- Chiral Superfluidity for Strong Interactions (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2014)
- QCD strings and collective phenomena in AA, pA and pp collisions (McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2014)
- Chiral Superfluidity in Quark Matter (McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 2014)
- Chiral Superfluidity in Quark Matter (ITP-Utrecht, Netherlands, 2014)
- Chiral Superfluidity in Quark Matter (IFT-Madrid, Spain, 2014)
- Interaction of QCD strings and collective phenomena (Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA, 2014)
- Chiral Superfluidity for QCD (Quarks 2014, Suzdal, Russia)
- Two stories about strings in strong interactions (DESY, Hamburg, Germany, 2014)
- Two stories about strings in strong interactions (University of Regensburg, Germany, 2014)
- Chiral superfluidity in Quantum Chromodynamics (Quark Matter 2014, Darmstadt, Germany)
- Applications of the chiral superfluidity to QCD (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Stony Brook, USA, 2014)
- QCD in strong magnetic fields(PIF 2013, Hamburg, Germany)
- Chiral superfluidity of the quark-gluon plasma (PIF 2013, Hamburg, Germany, 2013)
- Quark-gluon plasma in strong magnetic fields (DESY Theory Colloquium, Hamburg, Germany, 2012)
- New approach to the local strong parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma (FIAS, Frankfurt, Germany, 2012)
- Holography and chiral superfluidity for the quark-gluon plasma (Princeton University, NJ, U.S.A., 2012)
- Chiral superfluidity and the local strong parity violation (University of Minnesota, MN, U.S.A., 2012)
- Holography and chiral superfluidity for the quark-gluon plasma (Stony Brook University, NY, U.S.A., 2012)
- Holography and chiral superfluidity for the quark-gluon plasma (Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, U.S.A., 2012)
- Magnetic catalysis in an expanding quark-gluon plasma and on the lattice (DIAS, Dublin, Ireland, 2012)
- Topological and electromagnetic properties of the QCD vacuum: a lattice study (University of Giessen, Germany, 2012)
- New approach to the local strong parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma (TUM, Munich, Germany, 2012)
- Local parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma and its holographic description (MPI Munich, Germany, 2012)
- New approach to the local strong parity violation in the quark-gluon plasma (Universität Regensburg, 2012)
- Topological and magnetic properties of the QCD vacuum probed by overlap fermions (Confinement 2012, Munich, Germany)
- Chiral superfluidity of the quark-gluon plasma (Confinement 2012, Munich, Germany)
- Chiral Superfluidity for the Heavy-Ion Collisions (DESY Theory Workshop, Hamburg 2012)
- Chiral superfluidity of the quark-gluon plasma (SEWM 2012, Swansea University, UK)
- Chiral superfluidity of the quark-gluon plasma (RETUNE 2012, Uni Heidelberg)
- Quark-Gluon Plasma: from Superstrings to Supercomputers (SFB Block Meeting, Uni Hamburg 2012)
- Local CP-violation in quark-gluon plasma: a holographic study (DESY Theory Workshop, Hamburg 2011)
- Local CP-violation in quark-gluon plasma: a lattice study (DESY Theory Workshop, Hamburg 2011)
- Conductivity and Superconductivity of the vacuum of Lattice Gluodynamics at Strong Magnetic Fields⁺ (MSU, Moscow 2011)
- Quark-gluon plasma at Strong Magnetic Fields⁺ (MSU, Moscow 2011)
- Quark-gluon plasma in external fields: numerical and analytical results (ITEP, Moscow 2011)

- New applications of the AdS/CFT to the physics of Quark-Gluon Plasma (University Ghent, 2011)
- Fluid/gravity model for the chiral magnetic effect (ICTP, Trieste 2011)
- Strong magnetic fields in lattice gluodynamics⁺ (St. Goar, Germany 2011)
- Fluid/gravity model for the Chiral
Magnetic Effect (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin 2011)

- CME and chiral symmetry breaking in SU(3) quenched lattice gauge theory (Universität Regensburg, 2010)
- Holographic Chiral Magnetic Effect (Universität Regensburg, 2010)
- Properties of the QCD Vacuum Induced by Strong Magnetic Field: a Lattice Study (DESY, Hamburg 2010)
- Strong magnetic fields in lattice QCD⁺ (Dubna, Russia 2010)
- Insulator-conductor transition induced by magnetic field in lattice gauge theory⁺ (Confinement 2010, Madrid)
- Quark mass dependence of Chiral Magnetic Effect in SU(2) gluodynamics⁺ (Confinement 2010, Madrid)
- The Chiral Magnetic Effect and symmetry breaking in SU(3) quenched theory (Lattice 2010, Villasimius, Italy)
- Gluodynamics in the strong magnetic field⁺ (Extreme QCD 2010, Bad Honnef, Germany 2010)
- Magnetic
Field Induced Conductivity of the Vacuum of Gluodynamics⁺ (BNL,
Brookhaven 2010)

- Black hole creation in AdS₃ (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow 2009)
- Black hole creation in three-dimensional anti de Sitter space (Lomonosov Conference, MSU, Moscow 2009)
- Invariant measures on the permutation
group: new description of the fluid dynamics (MSU, Moscow 2006)

- Adaptive optics - the Kingdom of Distorting Mirrors (MSU, Moscow 2006)
- Design of computer-process interfaces for
PC (Moscow State Technological University "Stankin", 2004)

- Dark matter searches with atomic clocks and atom interferometers (NASA JPL, Section 332J)
- Low frequency gravitational wave searches with Doppler satellite tracking (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016)
- Gravitational wave report (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016)
- Testing antimatter gravity (CFEL, DESY-Hamburg, Germany, 2015)
- Collective interaction of QCD strings (Stony Brook University, NY, 2014)
- Chiral superfluidity in QCD (based on paper 1, paper 2) (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, NY, 2014)
- Holographic fluids and superfluids (Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, NY, 2014)
- Holographic inverse magnetic catalysis (Stony Brook University, NY, 2013)
- Copenhagen vacuum structure and fermions (Stony Brook University, NY, 2013)
- Testing Planck-Scale Gravity at DESY (DESY, Hamburg 2013)
- Monopoles and Domain Walls (DESY, Hamburg 2013)
- Lax representation and monodromy matrix (DESY, Hamburg 2013)
- Critical exponents: QFT methods for Statistical Physics (DESY, Hamburg 2013)
- Axial anomaly (DESY, Hamburg 2012)
- Dual superconductivity as the nature of quark confinement (DESY, Hamburg 2012)
- Convex and non-convex potentials (DESY, Hamburg 2011)
- Holographic Thermalization (DESY, Hamburg 2011)
- Brief overview of the Lattice QCD topics and techniques (DESY, Hamburg 2010)
- GRID computing for the Lattice QCD (ITEP Lattice Group, Moscow 2010)

Academic curriculum vitae

- 2004 - 2010 Lomonosov Moscow State
University. Department of Physics. (student)

- Student assistant at the Chair of General Physics and Wave Processes. Term paper.
- Student assistant at the Chair of Quantum Statistics and Field Theory. Term paper.
- 2008 - 2009 Student assistant at Steklov Mathematical Institute. Russian Academy of Science. Term paper / Diploma.
- 2007 - 2009 Student assistant at the String Theory
Group. DESY-Hamburg.

- 2009 - 2010 Research assistant at ITEP Lattice Group. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics.
- 2010 - 2013 Ph.D. student at DESY-Hamburg. Theory Group. PhD thesis.
- 2013 - 2015 Postdoctoral Associate at the Stony Brook University. U.S.A.

- 2015 - 2016 Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. U.S.A.

- 2016 - pres. Postdoctoral Associate at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.

Additional materials and links

Get Green Card with PhD without a lawyer

DESY PhD seminars on Theoretical Physics (schedule of the seminar)

Isosurfaces of the topological charge density in QCD vacuum (animation based on Monte-Carlo simulations)

Informal introduction to the Assembler programming language (in Russian)

Don't Become a Scientist! (translation to Russian)

CV of my failures