METTE GAARDE is a Professor of Physics at Louisiana State University (LSU). Previously, Dr. Gaarde was a research assistant professor at Lund University in Sweden. Dr. Gaarde is an expert on the theory of ultrafast and strong-field laser-matter interactions in atomic, molecular, and solid systems. In particular, she is interested in the interplay between the microscopic (quantum) effects and the macroscopic (classical) effects that govern this interaction. She recently served on the Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optics Sciences, on the Editorial Board of Physics Revision-A, and in the chair-line of the APS National Organizing Committee for the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics. She is currently serving on the executive committee for the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) as well as on the DAMOP Fellowship Committee. Dr. Gaarde earned her Ph.D. in physics from Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Steven M. Girvin
STEVE GIRVIN [NAS] is a Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Yale University. He is a theoretical physicist who studies the quantum mechanics of large collections of atoms, molecules, and electrons such as are found in superconductors, magnets, and transistors. Dr. Girvin is interested in quantum many-body physics, and quantum and classical phase transitions, particularly in disordered systems. Much of his work has been on the quantum Hall effect, but he has also worked on the superconductor-insulator transition, the vortex glass transition in high Tc superconductors, superfluid helium in fractal aerogel, the Anderson localization problem, the Coulomb blockade problem in mesoscopic device physics, and on quantum spin chains. He received his Ph.D. in 1977 from Princeton University.
Chris H. Greene
CHRIS H. GREENE is a Professor of Physics at Purdue University. Previously he was at Louisiana State University and the University of Colorado at Boulder before joining Purdue University. His research concentrates on theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics. His expertise has been on novel treatments of few-body quantum systems, such as universal Efimov physics, ultra-long-range "trilobite" Rydberg molecules, collisions in Bose-Einstein condensates, atomic/molecular collision, and photo-absorption processes. He has served in the past as chair of JILA at the University of Colorado. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in theoretical atomic physics in 1980. In 1981, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Stanford University.
TAEKJIP HA [NAS] is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. He is also an Investigator for Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Ha’s research is focused on pushing the limits of single-molecule detection methods to study complex biological systems. His group develops state-of-the-art biophysical techniques and applies them to study diverse protein-nucleic acid and protein-protein complexes, and mechanical perturbation and response of these systems both in vitro and in vivo. Dr. Ha received his B.S. (1990) from Seoul National University and Ph.D. from University of California-Berkeley (1996) in physics.
Mark A. Kasevich
MARK KASEVICH a Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University. Prior to Stanford University, he was at Yale University. His research interests are centered on the development of quantum sensors of rotation and acceleration based on cold atoms (quantum metrology), the application of these sensors to the tests of General Relativity, the investigation of many-body quantum effects in Bose-condensed vapors (including quantum simulation), and the investigation of ultra-fast laser-induced phenomena. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1985 with a B.A. in physics and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in applied physics in 1992.
MICHAL LIPSON is the Eugene Higgins Professor in Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics at Columbia University. Prior to joining Columbia University, she was the Given Foundation Professor of Engineering at Cornell University. Her research interests are in silicon photonics, inventor of GHz silicon modulator, novel on-chip nanophotonics devices, and novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation. In 2014, she was named by Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the field of physics. She completed her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in physics at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) followed by a postdoctoral position at M.I.T. in the Materials Science Department until 2001.
Mikhail D. Lukin
MIKHAIL LUKIN [NAS] is a Professor of Physics at Harvard University, where he is also a co-director of the Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms. His research interests include quantum optics, quantum control of atomic and nanoscale solid-state systems, quantum metrology, nanophotonics, and quantum information science. He has co-authored over 300 technical papers and has received a number of awards, including the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the NSF Career Award, the Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the APS I.I.Rabi Prize, the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, and the Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1998.
A. Marjatta Lyyra
A. MARJATTA LYYRA is a Professor of Physics at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple University, she was a research scientist at the University of Iowa. Her field of interest is in experimental atomic, molecular and optical physics. Dr. Lyyra received her B.S. and M.S. from the University of Helsinki, Finland (1972, 1974), and Ph.D. from the University of Stockholm, Sweden, in 1979.
Peter J. Reynolds
PETER J. REYNOLDS is a senior research scientist at the Army Research Office. He is responsible for setting the direction of the U.S. Army’s Army Research office, particularly the scientific program of the Physical Sciences Directorate as well as in-house programs of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The programs in his direct purview include those at ARO in the Physics, Chemistry, and Life Sciences Division, and support in particular emerging areas of research. Prior to joining ARO, Dr. Reynolds was a research professor at Georgetown University from 1996-2005 and a program manager at the Office of Naval Research from 1988-2003. He has received the U.S. Presidential Rank Award as a Distinguished Senior Scientist in 2015, and is a member of APS, MRS, and OSA. Dr. Reynolds obtained his Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 1979 and his AB in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971.
MARIANNA SAFRONOVA is a Professor of Physics at the University of Delaware and an adjunct fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute, NIST, and the University of Maryland. Marianna Safronova is currently the chair-elect of the American Physical Society Division of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) and a member of Physical Review-A Editorial Board (2012-2018). Her diverse research interests include the study of fundamental symmetries and search for physics beyond the standard model of elementary particles and fundamental interactions; development of high-precision methodologies for calculating atomic properties and exploring their applications; atomic clocks, ultra-cold atoms, and quantum information; long-range interactions; superheavy atoms; highly-charged ions; atomic anions; and other topics. In 2001, she received her Ph.D. from University of the University Norte Dame.
PETER ZOLLER [NAS] is a Professor of Physics at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, and Scientific Director for the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His interest and expertise are in the field of theoretical quantum optics, in particular the description of interaction of light with matter, and various aspects of quantum noise. During the last ten years the focus of his work has been on the interface between quantum optics and quantum information, and condensed matter physics with cold atoms. Peter Zoller received his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Innsbruck.
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