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.
Since coming to Brown, she has received the following honors: NSF CAREER Award, White House PECASE Award, DOE Early Career Research Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, Simons Investigator Award, Simons Fellowship, Three times Blavatnik National Finalist, IBM Einstein Fellowship from the IAS, APS Fellow and other honors.
Nandan, Dhritiman, Schreiber, Anders, Volovich, Anastasia, Zlotnikov, Michael. "Celestial amplitudes: conformal partial waves and soft limits." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2019, no. 10, 2019. |
Golden, John, McLeod, Andrew J., Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "The Sklyanin bracket and cluster adjacency at all multiplicity." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2019, no. 3, 2019. |
Mago, Jorge, Schreiber, Anders, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Yangian invariants and cluster adjacency in N $$ mathcal{N} $$ = 4 Yang-Mills." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2019, no. 10, 2019. |
Schreiber, Anders Ø., Volovich, Anastasia, Zlotnikov, Michael. "Tree-level gluon amplitudes on the celestial sphere." Physics Letters B, vol. 781, 2018, pp. 349-357. |
Peng, Cheng, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "A supersymmetric SYK-like tensor model." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2017, no. 5, 2017. |
Peng, Cheng, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Correlators in the N = 2 $$ mathcal{N}=2 $$ supersymmetric SYK model." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2017, no. 10, 2017. |
Dennen, Tristan, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Landau singularities and symbology: one- and two-loop MHV amplitudes in SYM theory." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, no. 3, 2016. |
Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao, Zlotnikov, Michael. "Double soft theorems in gauge and string theories." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 7, 2015. |
Parker, Daniel E., Scherlis, Adam, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Hedgehog bases for A n cluster polylogarithms and an application to six-point amplitudes." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2015, no. 11, 2015. |
Golden, John, Paulos, Miguel F, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Cluster polylogarithms for scattering amplitudes." Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 47, no. 47, 2014, pp. 474005. |
Golden, J. K., Goncharov, A. B., Spradlin, M., Vergu, C., Volovich, A. "Motivic amplitudes and cluster coordinates." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2014, no. 1, 2014. |
Schwab, Burkhard U. W., Volovich, Anastasia. "Subleading Soft Theorem in Arbitrary Dimensions from Scattering Equations." Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 113, no. 10, 2014. |
Nandan, Dhritiman, Paulos, Miguel F., Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Star integrals, convolutions and simplices." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2013, no. 5, 2013. |
Prygarin, Alexander, Spradlin, Marcus, Vergu, Cristian, Volovich, Anastasia. "All two-loop maximally helicity-violating amplitudes in multi-Regge kinematics from applied symbology." Physical Review D, vol. 85, no. 8, 2012. |
Paulos, Miguel F., Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Mellin amplitudes for dual conformal integrals." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2012, no. 8, 2012. |
Nandan, Dhritiman, Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao. "On Feynman rules for Mellin amplitudes in AdS/CFT." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2012, no. 5, 2012. |
Bourjaily, J. L., DiRe, A., Shaikh, A., Spradlin, M., Volovich, A. "The soft-collinear bootstrap: $ mathcal{N} = {4} $ Yang-Mills amplitudes at six- and seven-loops." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2012, no. 3, 2012. |
Roiban, Radu, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Scattering amplitudes in gauge theories: progress and outlook." Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 44, no. 45, 2011, pp. 450301. |
Nandan, Dhritiman, Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao. "A grassmannian étude in NMHV minors." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2010, no. 7, 2010. |
Goncharov, A. B., Spradlin, M., Vergu, C., Volovich, A. "Classical Polylogarithms for Amplitudes and Wilson Loops." Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 105, no. 15, 2010. |
Nguyen, Dung, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao. "The tree formula for MHV graviton amplitudes." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2010, no. 7, 2010. |
Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao. "Correlation functions in non-relativistic holography." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2009, no. 05, 2009, pp. 087-087. |
Kalousios, Chrysostomos, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Dressed giant magnons on ℂℙ 3." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2009, no. 07, 2009, pp. 006-006. |
Kalousios, Chrysostomos, Vergu, C, Volovich, Anastasia. "Factorized tree-level scattering in AdS 4 × ℂℙ 3." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2009, no. 09, 2009, pp. 049-049. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "From twistor string theory to recursion relations." Physical Review D, vol. 80, no. 8, 2009. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao. "Three applications of a bonus relation for gravity amplitudes." Physics Letters B, vol. 674, no. 1, 2009, pp. 69-72. |
Drummond, J. M., Spradlin, M., Volovich, A., Wen, C. "Tree-level amplitudes in N = 8 supergravity." Physical Review D, vol. 79, no. 10, 2009. |
Kalousios, Chrysostomos, Papathanasiou, Georgios, Volovich, Anastasia. "Exact solutions for N -magnon scattering." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2008, no. 08, 2008, pp. 095-095. |
Jevicki, Antal, Jin, Kewang, Kalousios, Chrysostomos, Volovich, Anastasia. "Generating AdS string solutions." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2008, no. 03, 2008, pp. 032-032. |
Cachazo, Freddy, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Leading singularities of the two-loop six-particle maximally helicity violating amplitude." Physical Review D, vol. 78, no. 10, 2008. |
Nguyen, Dung, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "New dual conformally invariant off-shell integrals." Physical Review D, vol. 77, no. 2, 2008. |
Ishizeki, Riei, Kruczenski, Martin, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Scattering of single spikes." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2008, no. 02, 2008, pp. 009-009. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia, Wen, Congkao. "Three-loop leading singularities and Bern-Dixon-Smirnov ansatz for five particles." Physical Review D, vol. 78, no. 8, 2008. |
Bern, Z., Dixon, L. J., Kosower, D. A., Roiban, R., Spradlin, M., Vergu, C., Volovich, A. "Two-loop six-gluon maximally helicity violating amplitude in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory." Physical Review D, vol. 78, no. 4, 2008. |
Jevicki, Antal, Kalousios, Chrysostomos, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Dressing the giant gluon." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2007, no. 12, 2007, pp. 047-047. |
Kalousios, Chrysostomos, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Dressing the giant magnon II." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2007, no. 03, 2007, pp. 020-020. |
Cachazo, Freddy, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Four-loop collinear anomalous dimension in N = 4 Yang-Mills theory." Physical Review D, vol. 76, no. 10, 2007. |
Cachazo, Freddy, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Four-loop cusp anomalous dimension from obstructions." Physical Review D, vol. 75, no. 10, 2007. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Dressing the giant magnon." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2006, no. 10, 2006, pp. 012-012. |
Cachazo, Freddy, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Hidden beauty in multiloop amplitudes." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2006, no. 07, 2006, pp. 007-007. |
Cachazo, Freddy, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Iterative structure within the five-particle two-loop amplitude." Physical Review D, vol. 74, no. 4, 2006. |
Britto, Ruth, Feng, Bo, Roiban, Radu, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "All split helicity tree-level gluon amplitudes." Physical Review D, vol. 71, no. 10, 2005. |
Roiban, Radu, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Dissolving N = 4 Loop Amplitudes into QCD Tree Amplitudes." Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 94, no. 10, 2005. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Takayanagi, Tadashi, Volovich, Anastasia. "String theory in β deformed spacetimes." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2005, no. 11, 2005, pp. 039-039. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "The one-loop partition function of super-Yang–Mills theory on." Nuclear Physics B, vol. 711, no. 1-2, 2005, pp. 199-230. |
Roiban, Radu, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "A Googly Amplitude from the B-model in Twistor Space." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2004, no. 04, 2004, pp. 012-012. |
Roiban, Radu, Volovich, Anastasia. "All Conjugate-Maximal-Helicity-Violating Amplitudes from Topological Open String Theory in Twistor Space." Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 93, no. 13, 2004. |
Roiban, Radu, Spradlin, Marcus, Volovich, Anastasia. "Tree-level S matrix of Yang-Mills theory." Physical Review D, vol. 70, no. 2, 2004. |
Spradlin, Marcus, Van Raamsdonk, Mark, Volovich, Anastasia. "Two-loop partition function in the planar plane-wave matrix model." Physics Letters B, vol. 603, no. 3-4, 2004, pp. 239-248. |
Roiban, Radu, Volovich, Anastasia. "Yang-Mills Correlation Functions from Integrable Spin Chains." Journal of High Energy Physics, vol. 2004, no. 09, 2004, pp. 032-032. |
Professor Volovich is a theoretical physicist currently working in the area of scattering amplitudes in quantum field theories and gravity. The goal of this research program is to deepen our understanding of gauge and gravity theories by discovering and exploring the hidden mathematical structures of scattering amplitudes and to use these novel structures as much as possible to aid practical calculations. This research direction is of great promise in theoretical physics: these hidden structures not only help calculate and make predictions for experimentally relevant processes but also lead to deeper understanding of fundamental properties of field and gravity theories.
Year | Degree | Institution |
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2002 | PhD | Harvard University |
1999 | BA | Moscow State University |
1999 | MA | Moscow State University |
Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2019
IBM Einstein Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 2017
Blavatnik National Finalist, 2016, 2017, 2018
Simons Investigator Award, 2015
Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics, 2012
Early Career Research Award, Department of Energy, 2011
Sloan Research Fellowship, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2011
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers,
Office of President of the United States, White House, 2008
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2007
Richard and Edna Salomon Professorship, Brown University, 2006
William D. Loughlin Membership, Institute for Advanced Study, 2005
Van Vleck Award, Harvard University, 1998
PHYS 0720 - Methods of Mathematical Physics |
PHYS 1100 - Introduction to General Relativity |
PHYS 1720 - Methods of Mathematical Physics |
PHYS 2300 - Quantum Theory of Fields I |