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 extremely small forces at quantum limits. We are able to entangle and interfere single atoms placed atombyatom in identical quantum states.
PHYS 1110  General Physics 1
Primary Instructor

Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. First semester of threesemester 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
Primary Instructor

Fall 2018
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of threesemester 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.
PHYS 2010  General Physics 1
Primary Instructor

Spring 2023
Includes three lectures, one twohour laboratory/recitation per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Covers mechanics, heat and sound. Thorough presentation of fundamental facts and principles of physics using algebra and trigonometry. Designed for life science majors, including premed students. Natural science majors with a knowledge of calculus and others taking calculus are urged to take the calculusbased courses PHYS 1110, PHYS 1120, PHYS 1140 and PHYS 2130, rather than PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2020. Department enforced prerequisites: ability to use high school algebra and trigonometry.
PHYS 3330  Electronics for the Physical Sciences
Primary Instructor

Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
Introduces laboratory electronics for physical science students. Includes basic electronic instruments, dc bridge circuits, operational amplifiers, bipolar transistors, fieldeffect transistors, photodiodes, noise in electronic circuits, digital logic and microcontrollers. Students gain handson experience in designing, building and debugging circuits. Two lectures and one three hour laboratory per week. Concludes with a threeweek project in which students design and build an experiment of their choice and present a seminar on the results.