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Charles W Clark

Research interests:

  • Dynamics of ultracold atoms
  • Physical implementation of quantum information processing
  • Absolute optical radiometry with synchrotron radiation sources
  • Quantitative tomographic imaging
  • Atomic electronic excitation in nuclear reactions


Honors and Awards:

  • R&D 100 Award, R&D Magazine, 2008
  • Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, U.S. Senior Executive Service, 2007    
  • Gold Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2004
  • Physical Sciences Award, Washington Academy of Sciences, 2003
  • Fellow, Washington Academy of Sciences, 2003
  • Archie Mahan Prize, Optical Society of America, 2002
  • Edward U. Condon Award, NIST, 2002
  • Safety Award, NIST, 2002
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2001
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics, 1999
  • Appointed to Senior Executive Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1997    
  • Silver Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1994    
  • Fellow, Optical Society of America, 1994    
  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 1992    
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Award, NIST, 1991    
  • Excellence in Research Award, National Bureau of Standards, Chapter of Sigma Xi, 1987    
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, NBS, 1981    

Professional Activities:

  • Chair Elect, Physics Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009-present    
  • Chair, Advisory Board for the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Antimatter-Matter Studies, 2006-present    
  • Chair, Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, American Physical Society, 2005-2006
  • Chair, Fellows and Honorary Members Committee, Optical Society of America, 2006
  • Chair, Organizing Committee, "Towards Quantum Standards: A Workshop on Quantum Information Technology," The Royal Society, London, 2006    
  • Chair, NSERC Review Committee for the Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, 2006    
  • Member, Editorial Board, J.Phys. B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 1996-2006    
  • Editor for Scientific Applications, NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions, 1998-present    

Visiting Positions:

  • Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore, 2006    
  • Dr. Lee Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford, 1999    
  • Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, 1985 & 1992    


Hysteresis in Quantized Superfluid Atomtronic Circuit

Stephen P. Eckel, Jeffrey Lee, Fred Jendrzejewski, Noel Murray, Charles W. Clark, Christopher J. Lobb, William D. Phillips, Edwards Mark, Gretchen K. Campbell
Atomtronics is an emerging interdisciplinary field that seeks new functionality by creating devices and circuits where ultra-cold atoms play a role analogous to

Light-Wave Mixing with Quantum Gases

Lu Deng, Edward W. Hagley, R Q. Wang, Charles W. Clark
Nonlinear optics has come a long way since the laser. This article reviews recent progress in coherent light-matter wave mixing and introduces some new concepts
Created March 16, 2019