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Amy Cassidy

Research Interests

  • Quantum quenches and non-equillibrium dynamics
  • Integrable and near-integrable systems
  • Relationship between chaos and thermalization

Biographical sketch:

Dr. Amy Cassidy is a NRC/NIST post-doctoral fellow in the Electron and Optical Physics Division Before coming to NIST, Dr. Cassidy completed her Ph.D in physics at the University of Southern California (USC). In 2000, Dr. Cassidy received her B.A. from the University of Delaware in Physics Education, following which she taught math and science at the International School of Luxembourg. While at USC, Dr. Cassidy co-founded the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, now an annual event at multiple universities across the US.


  • 2007 - USC Mellon Award for Excellence in Mentoring
  • 2004 - Outstanding TA Award, USC
  • 1996-2000 Eugene DuPont Memorial Scholar, University of Delaware
Amy Cassidy


Electron and Optical Physics Division
Division Office

Employment History:

2009-present National Research Council Post-doc, NIST, Electron and Optical Physics Division

2000-2003 High School Teacher, International School of Luxembourg


B.A., Physics Education, University of Delaware, 2000
PhD, Physics, University of Southern California, 2009


Phone: (301) 975-4937
Fax: (301) 208-6937