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Prof. Mikhail Ivanov

mivanov (at) mbi-berlin.de

+49 30 6392 1210

Head of Theory Department

Member of Projects: 1.1, 2.2 and 2.3

 

Research Topic


Research interests:


Imaging and controlling dynamics of matter at the level of electrons, and understanding the role of
quantum coherence in molecules and nanoscale assemblies are the themes that underlie general directions
of my research program and its vector of interests, which points from gas-phase atoms and molecules
(current to mid-term) to condensed matter systems (long-term).
My current research program is built around three inter-related directions:

  1. Ultrafast dynamic imaging
  2. Weak-field & strong-field control of quantum dynamics
  3. Connections and applications
This research program is multi-disciplinary. It goes beyond strong-field and attosecond physics and coherent control, to the interface with quantum information, nonlinear optics, the development of novel light sources, laser machining, ultrafast physical chemistry, etc.

Curriculum vitae



    EDUCATION:

  • 1987 - 1989 : Ph.D., Physics - General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • 1981 - 1987 : M. Sc. with distinction in Mathematical Physics - Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Mathematics, Moscow, Russia.
    POSITIONS:

  • 2016 - present : Head, Theory Department, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics. Theory Department, formed in 2016, includes 4 Theory groups hosting about 35 scientists including PhD students, postdocs, staff scientists, and guests Full (S-W3) Professor, Department of Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008 - present : Professor and Chair in physics, Department of Physics, Imperial College London, UK, cross appointed at 20 % full time equivalent since 2012
  • 2012 - 2016 : Head, Department A1, Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Full (S-W3) Professor, Department of Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 - 2008 : Principal Research Officer & Head, Theory and Computation Group Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 2004 - 2005 : Principal Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1999 - 2004 : Senior Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1996 - 1999 : Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • 1992 - 1996 : Associate Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
    • 1993,11-1994,4 Senior Visiting Research Associate (on leave from NRC Canada) Center for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1989 - 1992 : Post-Doctoral Fellow (89-90), Staff scientist (90-92) General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia.
  • 1987 - 1989 : Teaching Assistant (1987-88), Lecturer (1989) Physics Department, Moscow Likhachev Technical College, Moscow, Russia.

 

    FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:

  • 2010 Visiting Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Austria
  • 2004 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2004 Visiting Professor, Max Planck Insitute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
  • 2003 Rutherford medal - Physics of the Royal Society of Canada

 

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