My research involves experiments with laser-cooled atoms in optical lattices and other light traps. My group uses cold, trapped atoms to make precise measurements of fundamental constants and to test fundamental symmetries. We also use atoms as model systems to address issues in atomic physics, condensed-matter physics, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. Current research includes: the study of 1D Bose gases, with an emphasis on their application to fundamental issues in statistical mechanics; the development of a quantum computer using a 3D array of atoms; and attempt to measure the electron’s electric dipole moment, using cold, trapped alkali atoms.

Awards and Achievements

  • CAREER Award
  • Sloan Fellowship
  • American Physical Society Fellow
  • PSU Faculty Scholars Medal