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I am an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bates College. There is some relevant information about me here, and my laboratory homepage is here.
Most recently I was an NRC postdoctoral fellow in the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group at NIST in Gaithersburg, MD. Specifically, I worked with a rubidium Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) machine studying novel optical lattices with an eye toward applications in quantum information and the physics of strongly correlated atoms. I was also associated with the Joint Quantum Institute.
I did my PhD at the California Institute of Technology, in the Quantum Sciences & Technology group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, studying spinor BEC in a built-from-scratch all-optical setup. I was advised there by Lute Maleki and Rob Thompson, and at Caltech by Ken Libbrecht.
In previous lives I worked at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and was an undergrad in the physics and astronomy departments at UC Berkeley.
I was born in Utah, but upon my arrival my family promptly moved to Jerusalem. We lived there for seven years; the name of this domain springs from that time. Upon returning to the United States we lived in southern California; briefly Los Angeles but mainly the northern reaches of San Diego. I graduated from Vista High School. I have an older sister and a niece. In my spare time I like to camp and backpack, read, and think about playing rugby again.
I currently live in Portland, ME, with my wife Anneliese Gerland.
Experimental observation of magic-wavelength behavior of 87Rb atoms in an optical lattice (PRA)
Field-sensitive addressing and control of field-insensitive neutral-atom qubits (Nature Physics)
Ultracold atoms in a radiofrequency-dressed optical lattice (PRL)
Some older papers: laser building,dual-species,spinor BEC.
Me at ADSABS.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was last updated September 28, 2010