Tanya Zelevinsky graduated from MIT and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University. Subsequently she worked at JILA, University of Colorado, on atomic lattice clocks. She joined Columbia University in 2008 to start Columbia’s first research program in modern atomic, molecular, and optical physics. Among other honors, Dr. Zelevinsky became a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 2018 and received the APS Francis M. Pipkin Award in 2019.
Dr. Zelevinsky's research interests involve precise spectroscopy of cold molecules for fundamental physics measurements and for investigations of ultracold chemistry and quantum optics. Her group is developing molecular lattice clocks, ultracold molecule photodissociation, and cooling and quantum state manipulation techniques for molecules with the goal of testing the Standard Model of particle physics and searching for new physics with tabletop experiments.