Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2008
A. M., Harvard University, 2003
B. S., Case Western Reserve University, 2001
I enjoy the entire Physics curriculum, but especially the parts where seemingly distinct topics are shown to be intricately related: space meets time, symmetry meets conservation law. In the lab, I use low-energy atomic-physics techniques for precision measurements and detailed control of quantum systems. In particular, I am developing tools for quantum control of diatomic molecules. Despite being the simplest molecules, these are interesting systems with potential applications in quantum memory, tests of molecular quantum theory, fundamental symmetry tests, and searches for time-variation of fundamental constants.
Students sharing these interests or looking to discuss their own should feel free to e-mail me or stop by any time. I regularly have students working in my lab as soon as their first year at Amherst.