Postdoc, NIST Gaithersburg
Postdoc, Bryn Mawr College
Field: Experimental Atomic and Plasma Physics
My research focuses on the novel behavior of ultracold plasma made by photoionizing small clouds of laser-cooled neutral atoms. Ultracold plasma has temperatures as low as a millikelvin (for the ion component) and is relatively long-lived, making a suitable subject for precise laboratory measurements.
At Rowan my students and I have built an apparatus to cool, trap, and ionize atoms using various laser techniques. We are exploring new methods to probe the dynamics of the plasma and to confine the ultracold charge clouds. If you think you may be interested in this kind of fundamental, hands-on research, or simply have questions about majoring/minoring in physics or taking physics courses, please contact me or stop by my office anytime.
Office: Science Hall 101C
Office Hours: T Th 12:30-1:30