### Biography:

I was born in Moscow, Russia, where I attended schools #1507 and #1543. In 1997, my family moved to the United States, where I graduated from Newton South High School in 2000 and from Harvard College in 2004. Now I am working towards a Ph.D. degree in Physics in the Quantum Optics research group of Mikhail Lukin at Harvard. I do theory. Some of the projects I have worked on are photon storage in atomic ensembles, optical control of single atoms in optical lattices, creation of a repulsive shield between ultracold polar molecules, and ultracold alkaline-earth atoms in optical lattices for quantum computation and quantum simulation.

- M. Gullans, J. Thompson, Q. Liang, V. Vuletic, M. Lukin, A. Gorshkov, and Y. Wang. Effective Field Theory for Rydberg Polaritons. Phys. Rev. Lett. , 117(113601), September 2016.
- M. Lukin, A. Gorshkov, M. F. Magherbi,, J. J. Gulland, P. Bienias, S. Choi, I. Martin, O. Firstenberg, and H. P. Büchler. Coulomb bound states of strongly interacting photons. Physical Review Letters, 115, September 2015.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Boyd, M. Lukin, A.M. Rey, A. J. Daley, and P. Zoller. Alkaline-Earth-Metal Atoms as Few Qubit Quantum Registers. Phys. Rev. Lett., 102:110503, 2009.
- A. Gorshkov, D. Patterson, A. Zibrov, J. Doyle, M. Lukin, and T. Hong. Realization of coherent optically dense media via buffer-gas cooling. Phys. Rev. A, 79:013806, 2009.
- A. Gorshkov, E. Demler, M. Lukin, M. Hermele, V. Gurarie, P.S. Julienne, P. Zoller, and A.M. Rey. Two-Orbital SU(N) Magnetism with Ultracold Alkaline- Earth Atoms. submitted to Nature Physics 2009.
- L. Jiang, A. Gorshkov, M. Hafezi, E. Demler, M. Lukin, G.K. Brennan, K. Hammerer, and P. Zoller. Anyonic Interferometry and Protected Pemories in Atomic Spin Lattices. Nature Physics, 4:482-488, 2008.
- A. Gorshkov, L. Jiang, M. Greiner, M. Lukin, and P. Zoller. Coherent quantum optical control with subwavelength resolution. Phys. Rev. Lett., 100:093005, 2008.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, T. Calarco, and A.S. Sorensen. Photon Storage in Lamda-type Optically Dense Atomic Media IV Optimal Control of Using Gradient Ascent. Phys. Rev. A, 77:43806, 2008.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, P.R.G. Pupillo, A. Micheli, P. Zoller, and H.P. Buchler. Suppression of Inelastic Collisions between Polar Molecules with a Repulsive Shield. Phys. Rev. Lett., 101:073201, 2008.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, Irina Novikova, D. F. Phillips, A.S. Sorensen, and R.L. Walsworth. Optimal Control of Light Pulse Storage and Retrieval. Phys. Rev. Lett., 98:243602, 2007.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, A. Andre, and A.S. Sorensen. Photon Storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. I. Cavity model. Phys. Rev. A, 76:033804, 2007.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, A. Andre, and A.S. Sorensen. Photon Storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. II. Free space model. Phys. Rev. A, 76:033805, 2007.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, A. Andre, and A.S. Sorensen. Photon Storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. III. Effects of inhomogeneous broadening. Phys. Rev. A, 76:033806, 2007.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, T. Calarco, and A.S. Sorensen. Photon storage in Lambda-type optically dense atomic media. IV, Optimal control of using gradient ascent. Phys. Rev. A, 77:043806, 2007.
- A. Gorshkov, M. Lukin, A. Andre, M. Fleischhauer, and A.S. Sorensen. Universal Approach to Optimal Photon Storage in Atomic Media. Phys. Rev. Lett., 98:123601, 2007.

Wed September 25, 2013

### Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter

Wolfgang Ketterle, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics, was awarded a prize for graduate education for his courses 8.421 (Atomic and Optical Physics) and 8.422 (Atomic and Optical Physics II).

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Tue April 1, 2008

### Harvard University Graduate Society Merit Fellowship

The biannual Gordon Conference on Atomic Physics will take place from June 28-July 3, 2009 in Tilton, NH. Invited talks on CUA research will be given by Ike Chuang, Wolfgang Ketterle, Markus Greiner and Ron Walsworth (collaborator of Misha Lukin). Further invited talks are given by CUA alumni Roman Krems, Jack Harris, and Jake Taylor.

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