Professor of Physics

Overview

Professor Volovich works on theoretical physics: quantum field theory, general relativity, string theory, and related areas in mathematics.

Professor Volovich received an M. A. in Physics with highest honors from Moscow State University in 1999 and a 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. Her children were born in 2006 and 2009.

Professor Volovich's honors include the NSF CAREER Award, White House PECASE Award, DOE Early Career Research Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, Simons Investigator Award, Simons Fellowship, Blavatnik National Finalist, IBM Einstein Fellowship, and APS Fellowship. She is Editor-in-Chief of Letters in Mathematical Physics and Editor of Physics Letters B. Her research is funded by the Department of Energy and the Simons Foundation.

Professor Volovich regularly participates in various Womxn in STEM events and she is currently co-organizing the APS conference for undergraduate women in physics. She is committed to inclusive excellence and strives to promote diversity and inclusion.

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