About Me


B.S., 1997, theoretical physics, Kiev State University, Kiev, Ukraine

M.S., 2005, physics, Florida State University

Ph.D., 2007, physics, Florida State University

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, 2016-

Research Associate, University of California, Riverside and University of Iowa, 2013-2016

Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2010-2013

Research Associate, University of Arizona, 2007-2010

Research Interests

Dr. Bazavov's group primarily focuses on addressing fundamental questions in the physics of strong interactions. The quantum field theory that describes the strong interactions is Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). Solving QCD is challenging, but can be done with lattice QCD. Lattice QCD is a computational tool that turns the original quantum field theoretical problem into a problem of evaluating integrals of very high dimensionality that are typically computed using Markov Chain Monte Carlo Method.