Alex Sushkov, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Boston University
Alex Sushkov is currently an assistant professor at Boston University, employing magnetic resonance tools to search for axion-like dark matter and using NV centers in diamond for nanoscale magnetic studies of materials and spin systems. He is the author of over 30 research articles and a co-author of the book Physics on Your Feet: Berkeley Graduate Exam Questions. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where he developed methods for atomic magnetometry with room-temperature alkali-vapor cells, and in cryogenic buffer-gas cells, in addition to being an active member of the ORNL neutron EDM collaboration, performing measurements of the electro-optical Kerr constant of superfuid liquid helium. He then had positions at Yale and Harvard Universities, where he continued work on precision experiments studying fundamental physics.