Dmitry Pushin is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo. He is also the principal investigator of a new neutron interferometry beam line at the National Institute for Science and Technology Center for Neutron Research (NCNR), which will be the world’s first dedicated neutron interferometry user facility.
Pushin received his Bachelor and Master’s of Science in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics. He completed the PhD program in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) concentrating in the areas of quantum information, neutron physics and coherent control of neutron interferometry. After graduation he was appointed Postdoctoral Research Associate at the MIT and the NCNR.
Research pursued in his group links quantum information, neutron physics, and condensed matter physics. Diverse new directions have spawned off of these efforts and include, for example, neutron holography, neutron phase imaging, searches for dark energy, precision measurements of gravitational constant G, neutrino oscillations (PROSPECT) and long-range forces, and tests of Born’s rule of linearly of quantum mechanics.
His work has been recognized by the American Physical Society as a “Top Ten Physics Newsmakers of 2016”, and 2018 Science Prize of the Neutron Scattering Society of America.