Svetlana Alexandrovna Kotochigova is a Soviet and American physicist whose research involves the theory and simulation of ultracold atoms and ultracold molecules.[1] She is a research professor of physics at Temple University and a researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.[1][2]

Education and career

Kotochigova earned a doctorate at Saint Petersburg State University in 1981, and worked as a researcher at the Vavilov State Optical Institute from 1981 to 1991. After short-term positions in Greece and France, she came to the US as a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1994, and continued at NIST as a research associate beginning in 1997.[2]

In 2004, she added affiliations as a research professor at Temple University and as a research associate at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.[2]

Recognition

Kotochigova was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2011, after a nomination from the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, "for insightful theoretical description of the formation and control of ultracold molecules in optical trapping potentials".[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Svetlana Kotochigova, Temple University Department of Physics, retrieved 2023-01-18
  2. ^ a b c "Svetlana Alexandrovna Kotochigova (Assoc)", People, NIST, 8 December 2022, retrieved 2023-01-18
  3. ^ "Fellows nominated in 2011 by the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics", APS Fellows archive, American Physical Society, retrieved 2023-01-18