### 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.

- Q. Liang, A. Venkatramani, S. Cantu, T. Nicholson, M. Gullans, A. Gorshkov, J. Thompson, M. Lukin, V. Vuletic, and C. Chin. Observation of three-photon bound states in a quantum nonlinear medium. Science, 359(6377):783-786, 2017.
- 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.