About the speaker
Anastasia Volovich works on theoretical physics: quantum field theory, general relativity, string theory and related areas in mathematics.
Anastasia received the M. A. in Physics with highest honors from Moscow State University in 1999 and the Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University in 2002. She came to Brown University as a Richard and Edna Salomon Assistant Professor in 2006 after her post-doctoral research at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara and William D. Loughlin Membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 2011 she was promoted to an Associate Professor of Physics with tenure, and in 2016 to Professor of Physics.
She is a recipient of NSF CAREER Award, White House PECASE Award, DOE Early Career Research Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, Simons Investigator Award, Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, Blavatnik National Finalist and other honors.
More details on Anastasia's research can be found here.