University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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Dmitry Pushin uses his broad background to apply quantum information processing methods to improve neutron interferometry, with the goal of making it accessible to the general scientific community as a resource for studying fundamental questions of physics, dark energy, phase transitions in condensed matter, magnetic materials in functional devices and materials science.
Office: RAC2 1116
Phone: 519 888-4567 ext. 31193
Dr. Pushin's research interests are inspired by neutron optics and interferometry techniques. Neutron interferometers are exquisite manifestations of quantum coherence, demonstrating quantum effects on macroscopic scales. They provide a unique opportunity for precision studies on fundamental questions of nature, and neutron interactions with matter. His fundamental research goals are to promote and exploit neutron interferometry to study:
Controlling neutron orbital angular momentum
CW Clark, R Barankov, MG Huber, M Arif, DG Cory, DA Pushin
Nature 525 (7570), 504-506
Spin-Orbit States of Neutron Wavepackets
J Nsofini, D Sarenac, CJ Wood, DG Cory, M Arif, CW Clark, MG Huber, Dmitry A Pushin
Phys. Rev. A 94, 013605 – Published 13 July 2016
Neutron Limit on the Strongly-Coupled Chameleon Field
K Li, M Arif, DG Cory, R Haun, B Heacock, MG Huber, J Nsofini, ...Phys. Rev. D 93, 062001 – Published 11 March 2016
Please see Google Scholar for a complete list of Dr. Pushin's publications.
2006 PhD Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
1997 MSc Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
1995 BSc Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russian Federation
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