Igor Pikovski

Igor.pikovski[ at ]cfa.harvard.edu

Academic background

Since October 2014 I work as a postdoctoral fellow of the Institute of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (ITAMP) at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I am affiliated with the group of Mikhail Lukin at Harvard University. In 2016, I received the Branco Weiss Fellowship of the Society in Science.


From 2009 to 2014 I was a PhD student at the University of Vienna in the group of Časlav Brukner, as part of the Vienna doctoral program on complex quantum systems (CoQuS). My external thesis advisers were A. Zeilinger and M.S. Kim. I worked as a research fellow at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information Vienna (IQOQI).


In 2009 I finished my studies at the Free University of Berlin, with an external diploma thesis conducted in the group of Dirk Bouwmeester at UCSB and Leiden University.



My collaborators include:

Markus Aspelmeyer (VCQ Vienna / University of Vienna)

Časlav Brukner (IQOQI Vienna / University of Vienna)

Fabio Costa (University of Queensland)

Saurya Das (University of Lethbridge)

Myungshik Kim (Imperial College London)

Shimon Kolkowitz (NIST / JILA)

Avi Loeb (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

Mikhail Lukin (Harvard University)

Keith Schwab (Caltech)

Swati Singh (Williams College)

Michael Vanner (University of Oxford)

Ron Walsworth (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics / Harvard University)

Jun Ye (JILA / University of Colorado, Boulder)

Magdalena Zych (University of Queensland)


I am part of the advisory group led by Avi Loeb for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative.

Last updated: October 2016