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Slava G. Turyshev

  • Doctor Habilitatus, Astronomy, Astrophysics & Gravitational Physics, Moscow State University, Russia (2008)
  • MBA, The Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA (2003)
  • Ph.D., Astrophysics & Theoretical Gravity Physics, Moscow State University, Russia (1990)
  • M.S. Quantum Field Theory & High Energy Physics (with honors), Moscow State University, Russia (1987)

Research Interests
  • Science motivation, mission design, and data analysis of high precision gravitational experiments in space
  • Relativistic cosmology and alternative theories of gravity; theory of gravity-wave astronomy, including wave generation, propagation and detection
  • Theory of and modeling for high precision astronomical reference frames; lunar and interplanetary laser ranging; pulsar timing experiments;
  • Optimization and control algorithms for long-baseline optical interferometry; analytical and numerical techniques for the white-light fringe parameter estimation

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1993-Present)
    • Research Scientist; Astrophysics and Gravitation Group (2004-present)
    • Senior Member of Tech. Staff; Cosmology & Relativity Research Element (2001-2004)
    • Scientist, Astrophysics Research Element (1997-2001)
    • National Research Council, Resident Research Associate (1993-1997)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (2012-Present)
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy (2012-Present)
  • Moscow State University (Russia) (1987-1993)
    • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Moscow State Univ., (1992-1993)
    • Member of Scientific Council, Moscow State University (1992-1993)
    • Associate Professor, Physics Department, Moscow State University (1992-1993)
    • Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Nuclear Physics, Moscow State Univ., (1990-1992)
    • Research Fellow, Laboratory for Gravitation, Moscow State Univ., (1987-1990)

Selected Awards
  • NIAC Fellow (2017)
  • Elected, Corresponding Member, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) (2016)
  • Winner of the Inaugural Canopus Award (2015)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, GRAIL Science Data System Team (2012)
  • Award by the International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland, for the International Team Proposal (2005)
  • NASA Group Achievement Award for the Space Interferometry Mission Micro-arcsecond Metrology Testbed Team (2003)
  • Honorable Mention (with John D. Anderson and Michael Martin Nieto), Gravity Research Foundation, 2002 Awards for Essays on Gravitation (2002)
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at NASA JPL (1993-1996)
  • Prizes from the Department of Physics of Moscow State University and the USSR Ministry of Higher Education for the best graduate thesis (1987)
  • USSR Supreme Soviet Medal "For Excellence" for Exceptional Scientific and Public Service Achievement (1986)
  • Lenin's Fellow, awarded by the USSR Ministry of Higher Education (the highest respectable scholarship in the USSR) (1985-1990)
  • Numerous honorary fellowships awarded by the USSR Ministry of Higher Education and Moscow State University (details provided on request) (1983-1990)

Selected Publications
  • Turyshev, S.G., M. Shao, L., Alkalai, et al., Direct Multipixel Imaging & Spectroscopy of an exoplanet with a Solar Gravity Lens Mission, The Final Report: A NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase I grant (2018), arXiv:1802.08421 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, “Diffraction of electromagnetic waves in the gravitational field of the Sun”, Phys. Rev. D 96, 024008 (2017), arXiv:1704.06824 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., “Wave-theoretical description of the solar gravitational lens”, Phys. Rev. D95, 084041 (2017), arXiv: 1703.05783 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., N. Yu, V.T. Toth, “General relativistic observables for the ACES experiment,” Phys. Rev. D93, 045027 (2016), arXiv:1512.09019 [gr-qc]
  • Shao, M., S.G. Turyshev, S. Spangelo, T. Werne, and C. Zhai, “A constellation of CubeSats with synthetic tracking cameras to search for 90% of potentially hazardous near-Earth objects,” A&A 603, A126 (2017), arXiv:1503.07944 [astro-ph.IM].
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, “New perturbative method for solving the gravitational N-body problem in the general theory of relativity,” Int.J.Mod.Phys. D24(6): 1550039 (2015), arXiv:1304.8122 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., M.V. Sazhin, V.T. Toth, “General relativistic laser interferometric observables of the GRACE-Follow-On mission,” Phys. Rev. D 89, 105029 (2014), arXiv: 1402.7111 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, and M.V. Sazhin,, “General relativistic observables of the GRAIL mission,” Phys. Rev. D87, 024020 (2013), arXiv:1212.0232 [gr-qc].
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, G. Kinsella, S.-C. Lee, S. M. Lok, and J. Ellis, “Support for the thermal origin of the Pioneer anomaly”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 241101 (2012), arXiv:1204.2507 [gr-qc]
  • Williams, J.G., S.G. Turyshev, D.H. Boggs, “Testing the Equivalence Principle with Lunar Laser Ranging,” Class. Quantum Grav. 29(18), 184004, (2012), arXiv:1203.2150 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, J. Ellis, and C.B. Markwardt, “Support for temporally-varying behavior of the Pioneer anomaly from the extended Pioneer 10 and 11 Doppler data sets,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 081103 (2011), arXiv:1107.2886 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, “The Pioneer Anomaly,” Living Rev. Relativity 13, 4 (2010),, arXiv:1001.3686v1 [gr-qc]
  • Turyshev, S.G., “Experimental Tests of General Relativity,”  Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 58, 207-248 (2008), arXiv:0806.1731 [gr-qc]
  • Williams, J.G., S.G. Turyshev, D.H. Boggs, “Progress in Lunar Laser Ranging Tests of Relativistic Gravity.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 261101 (2004) [arXiv:gr-qc/0411113]
  • Anderson, J.D., P.A. Laing, E.L. Lau, A. S. Liu, M.M. Nieto, and S.G. Turyshev, “Study of the anomalous acceleration of Pioneer 10 and 11.” Phys. Rev. D65, 082004 (2002) [arXiv:gr-qc/0104064].
  • Anderson, J.D., P.A. Laing, E.L. Lau, A. S. Liu, M.M. Nieto, and S.G. Turyshev, “Indication, from Pioneer 10/11, Galileo, and Ulysses Data, for an Anomalous, Weak, Long-Range Acceleration.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81(14),  2858-2861 (1998) [arXiv:gr-qc/9808081].

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