People: Michal Bajcsy

Graduate Student


Michal Bajcsy is a graduate student in Mikhail Lukin’s group at Harvard and a
visiting student in Vladan Vuletic’s group at MIT. He grew up in Bratislava,
Slovakia, received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
from Harvard University in 2001 and is currently working toward his PhD in
Applied Physics from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His
past research includes a study of electromagnetically induced transparency in
room temperature rubidium vapor that led to a demonstration of stationary light
pulses in 2003. He is currently part of a joint experiment between Vuletic and
Lukin groups that studies interactions between tightly confined cold atoms and
few photon pulses in a hollow core photonic crystal fiber.
In his free time, Michal enjoys ballroom dancing, hiking, downhill skiing, and
books by Scott Adams.