This makes a good weekend read. It also makes us proud.
In the interview, professor Berloff provides an overview of her research on vortex turbulences. Along with her colleagues from Cambridge, the Russian born researcher created a new quantum particle called polariton and controlled hundreds of twister-like vortexes, a technology which could be used to measure movements to astonishing precision. The article also highlights the fact that the Russian born researcher was the first ever woman to become a Cambridge Professor of Applied Mathematics.
For someone who unleashed quantum tornadoes and then taught them how to dance across a fluid trapped on a semiconductor chip, Professor Berloff comes across in the article as quite a composed and calm person (just like she is in real life.) Read it here (in Russian)
* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.