I am a staff physicist in the Ion Storage Group at NIST Boulder. My research focuses on quantum-information experiments with trapped atomic ions. High-fidelity coherent control of ions is used to explore applications of quantum entanglement including quantum logic and computing, quantum simulation, and quantum-enhanced precision measurement. A major emphasis of my research is the development of techniques and tools that will be needed in large-scale, fault-tolerant, quantum-information processors. Before working with trapped ions at NIST, my research focused on Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum degenerate Fermi gases, and precision laser spectroscopy of neutral atoms and molecules.
Within the Ion Storage Group, I work closely with Staff Physicists Dietrich Leibfried and Daniel Slichter, and a large team of postdocs and graduate students. If you are interested in joining our research team, please contact me.
NIST Bronze Medal, 2018
NIST Distinguished Associate, 2013
JILA Visiting Fellow, 2004