The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
I obtained my M.S. from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in mathematical physics. My first research projects included simulations of gas flows in micro-scale devices. Then I moved to California Institute of Technology and did my PhD in instrumental science in LIGO laboratory.
I am interested in gravitation, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. I enjoy working with LIGO towards the first direct detection of gravitational waves and on understanding optomechanical effects in the instrument.
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Anikin Yu. et al. Development of applied software for analysis of gas flows in vacuum devices. Vacuum, V. 86, I. 11, pp. 1770-1777, 2012
Kloss Yu. et al. Computer simulation and analysis of technical characteristics of thermomolecular micropumps. Technical Physics, V 56, I 7, pp. 1040-1048, 2011