Igor Pikovski

Building: Burchard
Room: 710
Email: pikovski@stevens.edu

2014: PhD in quantum physics, University of Vienna, Austria

2009: Diploma in Physics, Free University of Berlin, Germany


My research interests include:

● Gravitational phenomena in quantum theory

● Quantum optics and information

● Quantum opto-mechanics

Honors & Awards

2014-2017: ITAMP Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard University

Grants, Contracts & Funds

Branco Weiss Fellow of the Society in Science (www.brancoweissfellowship.org)

Selected Publications
  1. D. Kleckner*, I. Pikovski*, E. Jeffrey, L. Ament, E. Eliel, J. van den Brink, and D. Bouwmeester. "Creating and verifying a quantum superposition in a micro-optomechanical system", New Journal of Physics 10, 095020 (2008),  Link to arXiv  .
  2. M. R. Vanner, I. Pikovski, G. D. Cole, M. S. Kim, Č. Brukner, K. Hammerer, G. J. Milburn, and M. Aspelmeyer. "Pulsed Quantum Optomechanics", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108, 16182-16187 (2011),  Link to arXiv  .
  3. M. Zych, F. Costa, I. Pikovski, and Č. Brukner. "Quantum interferometric visibility as a witness of general relativistic proper time", Nature Communications 2, 505 (2011),  Link to arXiv  .
  4. I. Pikovski, M. R. Vanner, M. Aspelmeyer, M. S. Kim, and Č. Brukner. "Probing Planck-scale physics with quantum optics", Nature Physics 8, 393-397 (2012),  Link to arXiv  .
  5. I. Pikovski, M. Zych, F. Costa, and Č. Brukner. "Universal decoherence due to gravitational time dilation", Nature Physics 11, 668-672 (2015),  Link to arXiv  .
  6. I. Pikovski, and A. Loeb. "Quantum coherent oscillations in the early universe", Phys. Rev. D 93, 101302(R) (2016),  Link to arXiv  .
  7. S. Kolkowitz, I. Pikovski, N. Langellier, M. D. Lukin, R. L. Walsworth, and J. Ye. "Gravitational wave detection with optical lattice atomic clocks", Phys. Rev. D 94, 124043 (2016),  Link to arXiv  .
  8. S. Singh, L. A. De Lorenzo, I. Pikovski, and K. C. Schwab. "Detecting continuous gravitational waves with superfluid 4-He", New Journal of Physics 19, 073023 (2017),  Link to arXiv  .