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Igor Golovkin

Igor Golovkin


Chief Technology Officer at Prism Computational Sciences, Inc.

Dr. Golovkin is a Chief Technology Officer at Prism Computational Sciences – a company that develops and applies innovative software tools for scientific research and commercial applications in the physical sciences and engineering. His main focus of research has been on the study of plasmas created in high-power laser, z-pinch, and ion beam experiments performed at major national laboratories and universities. He leads the development of radiation-hydrodynamics and synthetic diagnostics simulation tools applicable to research in high-energy-density laboratory plasmas. Dr. Golovkin received his MS degree in mathematical physics from Moscow State University in 1993 and Ph.D. in atomic and plasma physics from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2000. Related interests include high-performance computing, large-scale simulations, metaheuristics, and magnetic and inertial fusion. Dr. Golovkin authored and co-authored numerous research papers. He also serves as a reviewer for several editorial boards, agencies, and committees.


LaserNetUS Affliations: 

  • SimNet Secretary


Featured Publications:

- A. Saemann, K. Eidmann, I. E. Golovkin, R. C. Mancini, E. Andersson, E. Förster, and K. Witte, Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, 4843 (1999),

- J. J. MacFarlane, I. E. Golovkin, and P. R. Woodruff, JQSRT, 99, Issues 1-3, pp. 381-397 (2006),

- J. J. MacFarlane, I. E. Golovkin, P. Wang, P. Woodruff, N. Pereyra, High Energy Density Phys., 3, pp. 181-190 (2007),

- J. Bailey, T. Nagayama, G. Loisel, G. Rochau, C. Blancard, J. Colgan, Ph. Cosse, G. Faussurier, C. Fontes, F. Gilleron, I. E. Golovkin, S. Hansen, C. Iglesias, D. Kilcrease, J. MacFarlane, R. Mancini, S. Nahar, C. Orban, J.-C. Pain, A. Pradhan, M. Sherrill, and B. Wilson, Nature, 517, pp. 56-59 (2015),

- S. X. Hu, D. T. Bishel, D. A. Chin, P. M. Nilson, V. V. Karasiev, I. E. Golovkin, M. F. Gu, S. B. Hansen, D. I. Mihaylov, N. R. Shaffer, S. Zhang, and T. Walton. Nature Communications, 13(1), (2022),


  • Simulations Committee