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Marianna Safronova

Our research involves both the study of the fundamental physics problems (fundamental symmetries) and applications of atomic physics to future technological developments (such as quantum computing and optical atomic clocks). With the advancement of the experimental techniques and technologies the development of the high-precision methodologies to study atomic physics quantities leads not only to our better understanding of atoms but also to remarkable opportunities for applications in many areas of physics. New generation of the atomic clocks, based on optical rather than microwave frequency standards will allow to increase the accuracy and stability of the atomic clocks by orders of magnitude. More precise frequency standards will open ways to more sensitive quantum-based standards for applications such as inertial navigation, magnetometry, gravity gradiometry, measurements of the fundamental constants and testing of physics postulates.

The topics of our present research include study of weak interactions in heavy atoms, atomic clock research, study of ultracold atoms, development of high-precision methodologies for the calculation of the atomic properties, and various applications of such calculations.

CV (updated November 2017)

EDUCATION

2001Ph.D, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame
1994M.S. Moscow State University, Department of Physics
1994B.S. Moscow State University, Department of Physics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 - present Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware
2012 - present Adjunct Fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST and University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2012 - present Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
2008 - 2013 Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware
2003 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware
2001 - 2003 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame
2001 - 2005 Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

GRANTS

2017-2020National Institute of Standards and Technology ($195k)
Modeling of optically trapped atoms for quantum information and atomic clocks
2017-2020 Offce of Naval Research ($625k)
New Directions in the Development of Atomic Clocks
2017National Institute of Standards and Technology ($30k)
Theoretical study of highly charged 3dn ions
2016-2020National Science Foundation ($420k)
Development of next-generation relativistic program for all-order treatment of many-electron systems,
2015-2020National Institute of Standards and Technology ($252k)
A multi-year collaborative research on highly-charged ions for precision measurements
2014-2017National Institute of Standards and Technology ($228k)
Modeling of optically trapped atoms for quantum information and atomic clocks
2014-2017National Science Foundation ($180k)
Development of Atomic Theory for Tests of Fundamental Symmetries
2015-2016PIF, National Science Foundation ($90k)
Development of a relativistic atomic code for accurate treatment of complex correlations
2012-2015PIF, National Science Foundation ($315k)
Development of a relativistic atomic code for accurate treatment of complex correlations
2011-2014National Science Foundation ($225k)
New Directions in Atomic PNC
2011-2014National Institute of Standards and Technology ($180k)
Modeling of optically trapped atoms for quantum information and atomic clocks
2008-2011National Science Foundation ($255k)
New Directions in Atomic PNC
2008-2011National Institute of Standards and Technology ($165k)
Modeling of optically trapped atoms for quantum information and atomic clocks
2005-2008National Science Foundation ($180k)
Collaborative research: New Directions in Atomic PNC
2004-2007National Institute of Standards and Technology ($147k)
Modeling of quantum logic operations with trapped neutral atoms
2005University of Delaware Research Foundation ($25,000)
Optical atomic clock with trapped ytterbium atoms

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016-2017Gordon Godfrey Fellowship, UNSW, Australia
2014Gordon Godfrey Fellowship, UNSW, Australia
2013University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholar Award
2012Gordon Godfrey Fellowship, UNSW, Australia
2012 APS Women Physicist of the Month Award
2011Fellow of the American Physical Society
2000SGI Award for Excellence in Computational Sciences and Visualization
Contact Information

Marianna Safronova
University of Delaware
Physics & Astronomy
214 Sharp Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716


msafrono@physics.udel.edu


office: 302-831-8767
fax: 302-831-1637

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