Irina Novikova

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Irina Novikova earned her undergraduate Diploma in physics from the Moscow State Engineering-Physics Institute in 1998. She completed her Ph.D. in 2003 in experimental Atomic and Molecular Optics at Texas A&M University under the supervision of Prof. George R. Welch. After spending three years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, she joined the physics faculty at the College of William & Mary. Irina’s research is focused on the investigation of coherent light–atom interactions and their applications for quantum optics, precision metrology, and telecommunications.