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Charles W Clark (Assoc)

Research interests

  • quantum computing and networks
  • quantum gases
  • matter-wave interferometry
  • neutron physics
  • far ultraviolet radiometry

Honors and Awards

  • Member, NIST Gallery of Distinguished Alumni (2023)

  • NIST Symposium: "From Atomic Structure to Bose Condensates: A 40-year NIST journey with Charles Clark (2022)

  • Member, Cosmos Club (2022)

  • Honorary Fellow, Bangladesh Physical Society (2021)

  • NIST Edward Uhler Condon Award (2013 and 2002)

  • Award for Information Technology Achievement, Government Computer News (2011)

  • Gold Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce (2011 and 2004)

  • NIST Fellow (2010)

  • NIST Bronze Medal (2009)

  • R&D 100 Award (2008)

  • Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, U.S. Senior Executive Service (2007)

  • Physical Sciences Award, Washington Academy of Sciences (2003)

  • Fellow, Washington Academy of Sciences (2003)

  • Archie Mahan Prize, Optical Society of America (2002)

  • NIST Safety Award (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)

  • NIST Equal Employment Opportunity Award (1991)

  • National Bureau of Standards Chapter of Sigma Xi Excellence in Research Award (1987)

  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship, National Bureau of Standards (1981)

Professional Activities

  • Editor for Scientific Applications, NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions (1998 – present)

  • Chair, Technical Group on Optical Cooling and Trapping, Optical Society of America (2018-2020)

  • NIST Co-Director, Joint Quantum Institute (2011-2016)

  • Retiring Chair (2011), Chair (2010) and Chair Elect (2009), Physics Section, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Past Chair (2006), Chair (2005), Chair-Elect (2004), and Vice-Chair (2003), Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, American Physical Society

  • Chair, Organizing Committee, NIST Workshop on Quantum Computing and Communication, Gaithersburg, MD (1994)

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Scholar, Merton College, University of Oxford (2023, 2019 and 2017)

  • Visiting Scholar, National University of Singapore (2007 – 2019)

  • Distinguished Visiting Professor of Quantum Physics, University of Malaya (2013 – 2015)

  • Adjunct Professor, Australian National University (2012 – 2014)

  • Dr. Lee Visiting Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford (1999)

  • Visiting Fellow, Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University (1992)

Selected Publications

Creating a supersolid in one-dimensional Bose mixtures

Ludwig G. Mathey, Ippei Danshita, Charles W. Clark
We identify a one-dimensional supersolid phase in a binary mixture of near-hardcore bosons with weak, local interspecies repulsion. We find realistic conditions

Ultracold Atom Spin Field Effect Transistor

Jay Vaishnav, Julius Ruseckas, Charles W. Clark, Gediminas Juzelunas
We propose a method of constructing cold atom analogs of the spintronic device known as the Datta-Das transistor (DDT), which despite its seminal conceptual


Experimental Realization of Neutron Helical Waves

Michael G. Huber, Charles W. Clark, Dmitry Pushin, Connor Kapahi, Lisa DeBeer-Schmitt, David Cory, Huseyin Ekinci, Melissa Henderson, Dusan Sarenac
Methods of preparation and analysis of structured waves of light, electrons, and atoms have been advancing rapidly. Despite the proven power of neutrons for

Generation and Detection of Spin-Orbit Coupled Neutron Beams

Dusan Sarenac, Connor Kapahi, Wangchun Chen, Charles W. Clark, David G. Cory, Michael G. Huber, Ivar Taminiau, Kirill Zhernenkov, Dmitry A. Pushin
Spin-orbit coupling of light has come to the fore in nano-optics and plasmonics, and is a key ingredient of topological photonics and chiral quantum optics. We

Methods for preparation and detection of neutron spin-orbit states

Michael G. Huber, D. Sarenac, J. Nsofini, I. Hincks, David Cory, Muhammad D. Arif, Charles W. Clark, D. A. Pushin
The generation and control of neutron orbital angular momentum (OAM) states and spin correlated OAM (spin-orbit) states provides a powerful probe of materials
Created March 16, 2019, Updated January 5, 2024