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.

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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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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Cora Fujiwara

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: fujiwara@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Cora 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, she worked on microchannel photocathode detectors for extreme ultraviolet radiation at the Space Sciences Laboratory.

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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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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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Roshan Sajjad

Graduate Student Researcher

Contact

Email: rsajjad@physics.ucsb.edu

Bio

Roshan is a graduate student in the physics department at UCSB. As an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon, he interned at Tesla, working on design changes for the Powerwall.

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Alec Cao

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: acao@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

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

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Max Prichard

Undergraduate Researcher

Contact

Email: mlprichard@umail.ucsb.edu

Bio

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

Former Lab Members

Kevin Singh (postdoc, Bernien group, University of Chicago)
Ruwan Senaratne (postdoc, Hulet group, Rice University)
Zach Geiger (Intel)
Yi Zeng (Caltech)
James Chow (Yale)
Shuo Ma (Princeton)
Sean Frazier (Yale)
Morgan Brubaker (Stanford)
Jacob Hines (Stanford)
Ian Harley-Trochimczyk
Krutik Patel (University of Chicago)
Eli Wolf (Stanford)
Alan Long (UIUC)
Delia Gratta
Dylan Kennedy (UC Santa Cruz)
Anne Hébert (Harvard)
Vyacheslav Lebedev (Los Alamos)
Eric Corsini
Xiaofei Zhou (UC Berkeley)
Erica Mason (Harvard/MIT MEMP Program)
Erik Anciaux (UT Austin)
Ted Robinson
Andrew Ballin (UC Davis)
Cécile Carcy (Institut d'Optique)
Robert Salazar
Max Garber
Shura Kotlerman
Vincent Hirtzel
Ian Seabury
Benjamin Swan
Kyle Oja