In my research group quantum devices explore the frontiers of control in atomic, optical, and mesoscopic physics. We laser cool the vibrations of mechanical objects that can measure displacements and extremly small forces at quantum limits. We are able to entangle and interfere single atoms placed atom-by-atom in identical quantum states. Our careful manipulation of matter also takes us to new capacities for creation of single photons and prospects for their interaction and control.
PHYS 1110 - General Physics 1
Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. First semester of three-semester sequence for science and engineering students. Covers kinematics, dynamics, momentum of particles and rigid bodies, work and energy, gravitation, simple harmonic motion and introduction to thermodynamics. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1115.
PHYS 1120 - General Physics 2
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of three-semester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.