Dmitri N. Basov

Welcome to the Basov Group at Columbia

Dmitri Basov is a Professor of Physics in the Department of Physics at Columbia University. His research focuses on electronic phenomena in quantum materials that he investigates using a variety of nano-optical techniques developed in his laboratory.

Department of Physics
Columbia University
1110 Northwest Corner
New York, NY 10027
Office (212) 853 1320


National Academy of Sciences 2020

Gordon and Betty Moore Investigator in Quantum Materials, 2014-2019 and 2020-2025

Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, 2019

Ken Button Prize, 2019

Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, American Physical Society, 2012

Humboldt Research Award, 2009

Fellow, American Physical Society, 2005

The Ludwig Genzel Prize, 2004

Cottrell Fellow, 1998

NSF Career Award, 1998

Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1997


Ph.D., Lebedev Physics Inst, Academy of Sciences of Russia 1991.

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego 1997-2001.

Postdoctoral research associate, McMaster University 1992-96.

Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego 2001 – present.

Assistant Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1996.

Higgins Professor of Physics, Columbia University, 2016 – present