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Slava G. Turyshev

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

Research Interests
  • Theoretical and experimental gravitational and fundamental physics, relativistic celestial mechanics, relativistic astrophysics, precision optical astrometry and laser metrology
  • Relativistic cosmology and alternative theories of gravity; gravitational-wave astronomy, including wave generation, propagation and detection
  • Lunar and interplanetary laser ranging; high-power beam combination, laser sensing and related technology efforts
  • Optical sensors, detection of faint, fast-moving near-Earth objects (NEOs), synthetic tracking technology
  • High-power coherent beam combination, ranging and power transmission
  • Direct, high-resolution imaging and spectroscopy of exoplanets with the solar gravitational lens (SGL)

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory (1993-Present)
    • Research Scientist; Structure of the Universe Research Group (1997-present); NASA Project Scientist for CNES/ESA Microscope mission (2016-2020); Project Scientist for Advanced Lunar Laser Ranging Facility at Table Mountain Observatory; Principal Investigator, NIAC mission concept studies for imaging of exoplanets with the SGL.
    • 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, Laboratory for Gravitation, Moscow State University, (1987-1992)

Selected Awards
  • NIAC Phase III Fellow (2020), Phase II Fellow (2018), Phase I 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., V.T. Toth, et al., “Direct Multipixel Imaging & Spectroscopy of an exoplanet with a Solar Gravity Lens Mission”, Final Report for the NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II proposal (2020), arXiv:2002.11871
  • Turyshev, S.G., Viktor T. Toth, “Image formation for extended sources with the solar gravitational lens”, Phys. Rev. D 102, 024038 (2020), arXiv:2002.06492
  • Turyshev, S.G., Viktor T. Toth, “Image formation process with the solar gravitational lens,” Phys. Rev. D 101, 044048 (2020), arXiv:1911.03260
  •          Turyshev, S.G., Viktor T. Toth, “Photometric imaging with the solar gravitational lens,” Phys. Rev. D 101, 044025 (2020), arXiv:1909.03116
  • Turyshev, S.G., Viktor T. Toth, “Imaging extended sources with the solar gravitational lens”, Phys. Rev. D 100, 084018 (2019), arXiv:1908.01948
  •          Turyshev, S.G., Viktor T. Toth, “Diffraction of light by the gravitational field of the Sun and the solar corona,” Phys. Rev. D 99, 024044 (2019), arXiv:1810.06627
  • 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
  • Turyshev, S.G., N. Yu, V.T. Toth, “General relativistic observables for the ACES experiment,” Phys. Rev. D93, 045027 (2016), arXiv:1512.09019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turyshev, S.G., V.T. Toth, “The Pioneer Anomaly,” Living Rev. Relativity 13, 4 (2010), http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2010-4, arXiv:1001.3686
  • Turyshev, S.G., “Experimental Tests of General Relativity,” Annu. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 58, 207-248 (2008), arXiv:0806.1731
  • 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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