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Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics

Northwestern’s physics programs are integrated across departments for an interdisciplinary approach to exploiting technologies, including atomic interferometry for ultra-sensitive force detection (gravitational sensing and quantum optomechanics), entanglement-enhanced interferometry for quantum sensing, quantum memory applications, and dipolar coupling with solid-state qubits.

The Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) is a first-of-its-kind research institute dedicated to small-scale particle physics. One example of their work is the ability to suspend a single electron for months at a time while measuring its magnetic moment to a precision of three parts in 10 trillion.

Affiliated Faculty

Gabrielse

Gerald Gabrielse

Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Garg

Anupam Garg

Professor
Physics

Geraci

Andrew Geraci

Associate Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Ketterson

John Ketterson

Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Kovachy

Timothy Kovachy

Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Odom

Brian Odom

Associate Professor
Physics and Astronomy

Shahriar

Selim Shahriar

Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science