News

2022

  • #BlackInPhysics Week essay series
    October 2022
    Group Alum (and codirector of Black In Physics) Charles Brown announces this year's series of six essays, published in Physics Today
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  • Short Story Contest
    October 2022
    Submissions are solicited for original Quantum Steampunk short stories. Prizes will be awarded. The interdisciplinary panel of judges includes Jack Harris.
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  • World Quantum Day
    April 2022
    Group alum Charles Brown is featured in a video from the White House celebrating World Quantum Day.
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  • Seventh GRC conference on Mechanical Quantum Systems
    January 2022
    The Gordon Research Conferences have announced that the seventh GRC on “Mechanical Systems in the quantum regime” will be held in Ventura, California from June 19 - 24, 2022.
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2020

  • Group Alum Woody Underwood patents a new fiber polarisation scrambler
    December 2020
    U.S. patent application number 16/849665 was filed with the patent office on 2020-10-22 for fiber polarisation scrambler. This patent application is currently assigned to Nufern. The applicant listed for this patent is Nufern. Invention is credited to Mitchell UNDERWOOD, III.
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  • Jack Harris presents the IBM QISKIT seminar
    October 2020
    Jack Harris presented his group's work on Single Phonon Quantum Acoustics with Superfluid Helium at the IBM QISKIT Seminar Series.
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  • Group alum Charles Brown published a Commentary on Disentangling anti-Blackness from physics in Physics Today
    July 2020
    We encourage you to read Charles' piece and the links within it.
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2019

  • Jack Harris receives Vanenvar Bush Faculty Fellowship
    May 2019
    The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of 10 distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2019 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows, today.
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  • Seventh GRC conference on Mechanical Quantum Systems
    January 2019
    The Gordon Research Conferences have announced that the seventh GRC on “Mechanical Systems in the quantum regime” will be held in Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin, Hong Kong, China from June 21 - 26, 2020.
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2018

  • Charles Brown wins “Best AMO Poster” at the 2018 NSBP Conference
    November 2018
  • Charles Brown receives Ford Foundation Fellowship
    November 2018
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2017

  • Plaque commemorating Edward Bouchet’s Ph.D. work unveiled at Yale
    April 2017
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  • Charles Brown receives the 2017 D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship
    January 2017
    Charles Brown and Tonima Ananna have been named co-recipients of the 2017 D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics.
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  • Sixth GRC conference on Mechanical Quantum Systems
    January 2017
    The Gordon Research Conferences have announced that the sixth GRC on “Mechanical Systems in the quantum regime” will be held in Ventura, California from Feb. 25 - March 2, 2018.
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2016

  • Best Poster Award at Heraeus Seminar
    October 2016
    Anthony Lollo was awarded the 1st place poster prize at the Heraeus-Seminar Trends in Mesoscopic Superconductivity for his poster “Phase slips in mesoscopic superconducting rings.”
  • Jack Harris is elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
    October 2016
    Charles Brown and Tonima Ananna have been named co-recipients of the 2017 D. Allan Bromley Graduate Fellowship in Physics.
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  • Best Poster at Opto- and Electro-Mechanical Technologies
    July 2016
    David Mason was awarded best poster at Opto- and Electro-Mechanical Technologies in Monte Verita Switzerland.
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  • APS Historical Site honoring Edward Bouchet
    June 2016
    Honoring Edward Bouchet and the original Sloane Laboratory, where he studied.
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2015

  • AKPA OYRA
    February 2015
    Donghun Lee receives the Outstanding Young Researcher Award.
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  • Summer School on Quantum Optomechanics and Nanomechanics
    February 2015
    L’Ecole de Physique des Houches announces that a summer school on quantum optomechanics and nanomechanics will be held from August 3 - 28, 2015.
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  • Fifth GRC conference on Mechanical Quantum Systems
    January 2015
    The Gordon Research Conferences have announced that the fifth GRC on “Mechanical Systems in the quantum regime” will be held in Ventura, California from March 6 - 11, 2016.
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  • Special Issue of Annalen der Physik on Quantum and Hybrid Mechanical Systems
    January 2015
    Honoring Edward Bouchet and the original Sloane Laboratory, where he studied.
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2014

  • Charles Brown has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
    May 2014
  • Katherine Lawrence has received a Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
    March 2014
  • Fourth GRC conference on Mechanical Quantum Systems
    January 2014
    The Gordon Research Conferences have announced that the fourth GRC on “Mechanical Systems in the quantum regime” will be held in Ventura, California from March 8 - 9, 2014.
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2012

  • L’Oréal USA Fellowship
    June 2012
    Postdoctoral associate Lily Childress has won the 2012 L’Oréal USA Fellowship for Women in Science.
  • Andrew Jayich defends his thesis on Optomechanics
    February 2012

2011

  • Brian Yang defends his thesis on Optomechanics
    September 2011
  • Ben Zwickl defends his thesis on Optomechanics
    February 2011
  • Will Shanks defends his thesis on Persistent Currents in Normal Metal Rings
    January 2011
  • Arthur Greer Memorial Prize
    January 2011
    The Gordon Research Conferences have announced that the third GRC on “Mechanical Systems in the quantum regime” will be held in Galveston, Texas from March 4 - 9, 2012.
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  • Jack Harris receives the Arthur Greer Memorial Prize.
    January 2011

2009

  • DARPA Young Faculty Award
    July 2009
    Jack Harris has received a Young Faculty Award from DARPA.
  • Best Poster” at the Heraeus Seminar
    July 2009
    Postdoctoral associate Jack Sankey received the “Best Poster” award at the Heraeus Seminar on “Quantum optics of nano- and micromechanical systems” in Bad Honnef, Germany.

2008

  • Discover Magazine
    December 2008
    Jack Harris has been named one of 20 under 40 by Discover magazine.
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  • L’Oréal USA Fellowship
    March 2008
    Postdoctoral associate Ania Bleszynski Jayich has won the 2008 L’Oreal USA Fellowship for Women in Science. The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers.
  • Martin and Beate Block Award
    February 2008
    Postdoctoral associate Ania Bleszynski Jayich has won the Martin and Beate Block Award for best poster at the Aspen Center for Physics Frontiers in Condensed Matter Systems Conference.

2007

  • Apker Finalist
    July 2007
    Undergraduate researcher Jeff Thompson is named as a finalist for the APS LeRoy Apker award.
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  • Fulbright Grant
    April 2007
    Undergraduate researcher Jeff Thompson receives a Fulbright grant to study atomic physics in Mainz, Germany for one year.