Category: Personnel

Eliot Fenton: a UMD Undergraduate Researchers of the Year for 2018

UMD Senior Eliot Fenton (LEFT FRONT) was been selected for recognition as one of Maryland¹s ‘Undergraduate Researchers of the Year’ for 2018. So cool! After the awards ceremony we all went to town hall to celebrate! Eliot will be moving

ErNa Photo-op!

Pictured is the ErNa team: from left to right: Hector Sosa Martinez (Postdoc), Ian B. Spielman (collaborator), Gretchen K. Campbell (PI),  Avinash Kumar (pre-h. D), Madison Anderson (graduate student), Monica Gutierrez Galan (graduate student), and Swarnav Banik (graduate student).

Dr. Lauren M. Aycock awarded the APS Congressional Science Fellowship for 2017-2018

Newly minted Ph.D.,  Dr. Lauren M. Aycock has been award the 2017-2018 APS Congressional Science Fellowship! She will be spending a year working with members of Congress on issues where her experience can support the legislative and political process! Way

Dr. Lauren M. Aycock defended her thesis today.

Lauren defended her thesis titled “Topological excitations in a Bose gas & sexual harassment reported by undergraduate physicists” today to a bumper audience in Ithaca.  And it rocked!

Dan Campbell graduates

Dan defended this thesis titled “Engineered potentials in ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates” today. Way to go!

Yu-Ju Lin visits!

Group alumna Yu-Ju Lin visited from Feb. 10 to Feb. 14!  In the key-picture you see Yu-Ju along with Lauren and Dina in the lab where Yu-Ju executed our fantastic experiments with synthetic magnetic fields and for the first time

Karina and Neil: Married!

Much of the old RbII team traveled to San Crístobal de las Casas, Mexico to attend the wedding of Karina (the happy one on the left) and Neil (the lucky one on the right), formerly of the RbII team (Karina)

Lindsay LeBlanc starts at the University of Alberta, Edmonton

We all wish Lindsay the best as she moves on to her new Assistant Professor position at the University of Alberta, Edmonton!  In her time in the group, Linsday lead two fantastically successful experiments, first measuring the Hall effect in a

Ian elected a fellows of the APS

Citation:  For innovative and pioneering work in quantum phenomena at the intersection of atomic and condensed matter physics, using quantum simulation with ultracold atoms, including the use of optical interactions to create artificial electromagnetic fields and spin-orbit coupling.

Karina Jimenéz-García is a finalist for the 2013 DAMOP thesis prize!

We are delighted and proud that Karina has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 DAMOP thesis prize!  Karina (remotely) presented her thesis research in the special Prize Session at DAMOP this year.