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Mikhail Lukin
Born October 10, 1971(1971-10-10) (age 51)
Moscow, Russian SFSR
Alma mater MIPT
Texas A&M University

Mikhail Lukin (Russian: Михаи́л Дми́триевич Луки́н, commonly known as Misha Lukin (born October 10, 1971) is a Russian-American theoretical and experimental physicist and a professor at Harvard University.[1] He is author and coauthor of many peer-reviewed papers which brought him an h-index of 106.[2]

Early life

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.[1]


In 2005 he proposed an idea to use quantum computing mail rather than Email which is already used by both Harvard and Boston Universities.[3] He and Vladan Vuletic[4] experimentally confirmed a new type of matter in which photonic molecules can be used to create a lightsaber-like technology.[5]


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