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Alexey Gorshkov

Adjunct Professor

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University of Maryland
3100G Atlantic Building
College Park, MD 20742

Office Phone:
(301) 314-1819



220 B346

Additional Info


Alexey Gorshkov is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Physics and UMIACS. He is also a physicist in the Quantum Measurement Division of NIST and a Fellow in the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) and the Joint Quantum Institute.

Gorshkov leads a theoretical research group working at the interface of quantum information science, quantum optics, atomic and molecular physics, and condensed matter physics. The long-term goals of the group are to understand and control large interacting quantum systems, as well as to design and create new ones.

He received his doctorate in physics from Harvard University in 2010.

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Recent News

  • Glowing spheres emerge from a bright collision with a spring like coil between them. The background features basic line diagrams of electrical circuits featuring coils, exes and other symbols.

    Particle Physics and Quantum Simulation Collide in New Proposal

    July 8, 2024
  • A man in a blue and white collared shirt stands in front of a bluish grey background.

    Gorshkov Wins IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award

    June 14, 2024
  • Four men stand in a row in front of alternating white and red windows.

    JQI Researchers Win 2023 UMD Quantum Invention of the Year Award

    April 30, 2024

    A team of JQI researchers and their colleagues have won in the quantum category of the UMD Invention of the Year Award. They are honored for developing a new method for counting particles of light—photons—without destroying them.