Inna Vishik

Pappalardo Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


I am a Pappalardo Fellow in the department of physics at MIT. I work in the lab of Professor Nuh Gedik, and I study correlated electron systems and unconventional superconductors using optical pump-probe spectroscopy



I grew up in Austin, Texas, where I attended the LBJ Science Academy.  I did my undergraduate studies in physics at Stanford University, also completing a co-terminal masters in materials science and engineering.  I continued on at Stanford for my doctoral studies in the applied physics department, specializing in condensed matter physics.   My dissertation research focused on the high-temperature cuprate superconductors, using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) to study Fermiology and phase competition in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d (Bi-2212).    In my postdoc, I am interrogating other types of unconventional superconductors—electron-doped cuprates and heavy fermion materials—via ultrafast optics.  Outside the lab, I enjoy competing in road races from the 5k to the marathon.