My research at JPL consists of the two main topics:

- Development of new methods for the dark matter detection with the use of atomic clocks and atom interferometers, in particular, future atomic clocks at the International Space Station.
- Modelling of many-body systems for the Cold Atom Laboratory, in particular, simulating dynamics of the Bose-Einstein Condensates in microgravity environment.

My formal background is in the theoretical physics, with the focus on high-energy and nuclear physics, as well as gravity and cosmology. For more information visit my website, http://desy.de/~tigrank/

Education:

- Ph.D.: University of Hamburg (Forschungszentrum DESY), 2013.
- M.S.: Moscow State University, 2010.

Research Interests:

- Tests of fundamental physics in space, dark matter searches with atomic sensors, tests of gravity and Lorentz-invariance
- Nuclear theory, confinement, quark-gluon plasma, relativistic hydrodynamics, quantum liquids
- High-energy theory, string theory, quantum chromodynamics

Professional Experience:

- 2016 – pres. : Postdoctoral Associate at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
- 2015 – 2016: Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. U.S.A. (Nuclear Theory Group).
- 2013 – 2015: Postdoctoral Associate at the Stony Brook University. U.S.A. (Nuclear Theory Group).
- 2010 – 2013: Researcher at DESY-Hamburg, Germany. (String Theory Group).
- 2009 – 2011: Researcher at ITEP Lattice Group. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, Moscow, Russia. (Lattice QCD group).

Selected Awards:

- 2016 - U.S. Permanent Residence granted on the basis of extraordinary ability in High-Energy and Nuclear Theory.
- 2014 - Best young Russian scientist, according to the “Russkij Pereplet” rating.
- 2014 - Prize for the best PhD thesis. VFFD, DESY-Hamburg, Germany.
- 2009, 2010 - Personal grants of the ITEP Research-and-Educational Center. Russia.

Selected Publications:

- T. Kalaydzhyan, N. Yu, “Extracting dark matter signatures from atomic clock stability measurements”, arXiv:1705.05833 [hep-ph].
- T. Kalaydzhyan, E. Murchikova, “Thermal chiral vortical and magnetic waves: new excitation modes in chiral fluids”, Nucl. Phys. B 919 (2017) 173.
- T. Kalaydzhyan, Comment on “Testing Planck-scale gravity with accelerators”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 209001 (2016).
- T. Kalaydzhyan, “Gravitational mass of positron from LEP synchrotron losses”, Sci. Rep. 6, 30461 (2016) [Nature Publishing Group]
- T. Kalaydzhyan, “Gravitational mass of relativistic matter and antimatter”, Phys. Lett. B 751 (2015) 29.
- T. Kalaydzhyan, “Testing general relativity on accelerators”, Phys. Lett. B 750 (2015) 112.
- T. Kalaydzhyan and E. Shuryak, “Collective flow in high-multiplicity proton-proton collisions”, Phys. Rev. C 91 (2015) 054913.
- T. Kalaydzhyan and E. Shuryak, “Gravity waves generated by sounds from Big Bang phase transitions”, Phys. Rev. D 91 (2015) 083502.
- T. Kalaydzhyan and E. Shuryak, “Explosive regime should dominate collisions of ultra-high energy cosmic rays”, arXiv:1407.3270 [hep-ph].
- T. Kalaydzhyan and E. Shuryak, “Collective interaction of QCD strings and early stages of high multiplicity pA collisions”, Phys. Rev. C 90 (2014) 014901.
- T. Kalaydzhyan, “On the temperature dependence of the chiral vortical effects”, Phys. Rev. D 89 (2014) 105012
- T. Kalaydzhyan and E. Shuryak, “Self-interacting QCD strings and string balls”, Phys. Rev. D 90 (2014) 025031.
- M. N. Chernodub, T. Kalaydzhyan, J. Van Doorsselaere, H. Verschelde, “Fermion zero modes in a chromomagnetic vortex lattice”, Phys. Rev. D 89 (2014) 065021
- I. Ben-Dayan and T. Kalaydzhyan, “Constraining the primordial power spectrum from SNIa lensing dispersion”, Phys. Rev. D 90 (2014) 083509.
- M. N. Chernodub, T. Kalaydzhyan, J. Van Doorsselaere, H. Verschelde, “On chromoelectric (super)conductivity of the Yang-Mills vacuum”, Phys. Lett. B 730 (2014) 63
- T. Kalaydzhyan, “Chiral superfluidity of the quark-gluon plasma”, Nucl. Phys. A 913 (2013) 243.
- I. Gahramanov, T. Kalaydzhyan and I. Kirsch, “Anisotropic hydrodynamics, holography and the chiral magnetic effect”, Phys. Rev. D 85, 126013 (2012).
- P. V. Buividovich, T. Kalaydzhyan, M. I. Polikarpov, “Fractal dimension of the topological charge density distribution in SU(2) lattice gluodynamics” , Phys. Rev. D 86, 074511 (2012).
- T. Kalaydzhyan, I. Kirsch, “Fluid-gravity model for the chiral magnetic effect”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 211601 (2011).
- V. Braguta, P. Buividovich, T. Kalaydzhyan, S. Kuznetsov, M. Polikarpov, “The Chiral Magnetic Effect and chiral symmetry breaking in SU(3) quenched lattice gauge theory” , Phys. Atom. Nucl. 75, 488.
- N. Evans, T. Kalaydzhyan, K. -y. Kim, I. Kirsch, “Non-equilibrium physics at a holographic chiral phase transition”, JHEP 1101, 050 (2011).
- T. Kalaydzhyan, I. Kirsch, “Holographic dual of a boost-invariant plasma with chemical potential”, JHEP 1102, 053 (2011).
- P. V. Buividovich, M. N. Chernodub, D. E. Kharzeev, T. Kalaydzhyan, E. V. Luschevskaya, M. I. Polikarpov, “Magnetic-Field-Induced insulator-conductor transition in SU(2) quenched lattice gauge theory”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 132001 (2010).

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