Denis Igorevich Trofimov
Bachelor of Science in Physics – Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States.
Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service – Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States.
Spectroscopic and kinematic analysis of galactic planetary nebulae – type astronomical objects. The study spans about thirty selected planetary nebulae and deals with geometry, spacio-kinematic modeling, distance calculations and general astrophysical properties. The work is carried out at the United States Naval Observatory in Washington.
Development of the multi-channel Fourier Transform Spectrometer for the United States Naval Observatory. The eventual goal of the project is to be able to resolve the spectre of companion-bearing stars to » 1 m/s and thus to detect earth-sized planets.
Visiting Scientist at the Scanning Probe Microscopy research team, Physics Department, Moscow State University. Working dates: June – July 2005.
Previous visit: May through August of 2002 (interned as an undergraduate).
Judo and Sambo:
Member of Team USA for the 2004 World University Judo Championship, -66kg
Candidate for Master of Sports in Judo
Currently training in Sambo-70 (Moscow) and Washington Judo Squad (Washington)