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)