Lab Members

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David Weld

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics

Contact

Phone: (805) 893-7634
Email: weld@physics.ucsb.edu
Office: Broida 4119

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, Stanford University, 2007.
B.A. in Physics, Harvard University, 1998.

Bio

David's research interests include quantum simulation of ultrafast phenomena, nonequilibrium quantum dynamics, Floquet band engineering, anyon synthesis, quasiperiodicity, and quantum metrology. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and three children.

Curriculum Vitae

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Toshihiko Shimasaki

Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact

Email: toshi@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Toshi is a postdoc working mainly on the strontium experiment. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, where he worked in the group of Dave DeMille on molecular assembly using laser-cooled atoms.

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Ruwan Senaratne

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: senaratne@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

Ruwan is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. His current focus is on experiments in quantum dynamics using the strontium BEC apparatus. As an undergrad at Harvard University he worked on nonlinear optics and nanophotonic devices for all-optical switching.

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Shankari Rajagopal

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: shankari@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Shankari is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. Her current focus is on experiments in quantum dynamics using the strontium BEC apparatus. She has received an NSF graduate fellowship. As an undergrad at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology she worked on multiple spatial mode optical communication, control of trapped ion experiments, and interferometeric displacement sensors for LIGO.

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Kurt Fujiwara

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: fujiwara@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Kurt is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB, and a member of the lithium BEC experiment. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, he worked on microchannel photocathode detectors for extreme ultraviolet radiation at the Space Sciences Laboratory.

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Kevin Singh

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: kevin@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Kevin is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB, and a member of the lithium BEC experiment. As an undergraduate at MIT, he worked on the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the CMS experiment at CERN.

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Peter Dotti

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: p_dotti@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Peter is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. He works on the strontium BEC experiment. As an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, he researched the development of water based scintillators with the Daya Bay Group at LBNL.

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Misha Lipatov

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: mikhail@ucsb.edu

Bio

Misha is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. His current research focus is on quantum dynamics with ultracold lithium. Misha has a B.A. in Physics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Biology from Stanford University.

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Quinn Simmons

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: ethanqsimmons@gmail.com

Bio

Quinn is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. He did undergraduate research on atom interferometry in the group of Holger Müller at Berkeley.

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Yi Zeng

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: yi_zeng@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

Yi is an undergraduate student in Physics at UCSB.

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James Chow

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: james_chow@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

James is an undergraduate student in Physics in the College of Creative Studies at UCSB.

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Shuo Ma

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: shuoma@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

Shuo is an undergraduate student in Physics at UCSB.

Former Lab Members

Zach Geiger (now at Intel)
Morgan Brubaker (now at Leland Stanford Junior University)
Jacob Hines (now at Leland Stanford Junior University)
Ian Harley-Trochimczyk
Krutik Patel (now at University of Chicago)
Eli Wolf (now at Leland Stanford Junior University)
Alan Long (now at UIUC)
Delia Gratta
Dylan Kennedy (now at UC Santa Cruz)
Anne Hébert (now at Harvard)
Vyacheslav Lebedev (now at Los Alamos)
Eric Corsini
Xiaofei Zhou (now at UC Berkeley)
Erica Mason (now at Harvard/MIT MEMP Program)
Erik Anciaux (now at UT Austin)
Ted Robinson
Andrew Ballin
Cécile Carcy
Robert Salazar
Max Garber
Shura Kotlerman
Vincent Hirtzel
Ian Seabury
Benjamin Swan
Kyle Oja