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Ian Spielman

Research Projects

Studying the Bose-Hubbard model for ultra-cold rubidium atoms in an optical lattice.

Creating magneto-optical configurations that can make charge-neutral bosons move like charged particles in a magnetic field.

Constructing a hybrid Bose-Fermi experiment to study fermions and mixtures of fermions and bosons in optical lattices


Awards and Honors

2010 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

2009 NIST Sigma Xi Young Scientist Award

2009 Finalist for "Call to Service Medal"

Ian Spielman


Quantum Measurement Division
Laser Cooling Group

Employment History:

Oct. 2006 - Present Physicist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Aug. 2004 - Oct. 2006 NRC Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology


2004 Ph.D Physics - California Institute of Technology, Pasedena, CA

1998 B.S. Physics - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Phone: 301-975-8664
Email: ian.spielman@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-8272