(Regal, Cindy Anne - 2011) -- Fellowships for Science and Engineering
As a Packard Fellow, Professor Regal will receive support for her work on laser-based techniques for controlling single atoms and creating quantum gases whose atoms can be manipulated at the single-atom level. These techniques will have applications in quantum information science and in modeling the fundamental physics of complex materials like liquids and solids. Professor Regal was also honored this year with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for her “discovery of pairing and condensation in a Fermi gas of atoms and broad contributions to the realization of laser-cooled nano-mechanical resonators.” In being selected for this national honor, Professor Regal was also recognized for her service as a mentor and role model for women in physics. Professor Regal is also the first professor at the university to earn the prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Professorship Award, which is designed to encourage women to study and teach science, mathematics, and engineering.