Le Luo earned his PhD in 2008 working with Prof. John Thomas. For the past three years, he has been working with Prof. Chris Monroe in the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) at the University of Maryland and NIST as a JQI post-doc fellow. Le Luo is now heading to Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) as an assistant professor. He says, “I will start an AMO lab there and focus on cold atom physics and quantum information science.”
Archive for the ‘From Duke To…’ Category
The recent PhDs’ research varies across the field of physics sub-disciplines. View their photos and degree information here.
“I shine a light on things for a living,” says Colleen Fitzpatrick, PhD ’83. This simple statement covers Fitzpatrick’s wildly varying experiences since graduating, including building an optical laboratory in her garage, starting her own laser and optics company, and most recently, using “forensic genealogy” and DNA analysis to locate missing people, identify remains, and solve historical mysteries.
As a graduate student at TUNL, Scott Wilburn ’93 made precision measurements with neutrons in order to study the interactions of polarized neutrons and polarized protons. Today, he’s using similar techniques at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, but with lower-energy neutrons, and with a different goal.