Speaker: Connor Holland, Princeton University Department of Physics graduate student
Talk title: "Lasers and Legos: AMO Through the Lens of a Graduate Student"
Abstract: Over the last decade, the subfield of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO) has made direct contributions to a diverse set of research topics including precision metrology, tests of general relativity, probes for beyond standard model physics, simulation of high-Tc superconductivity, and novel platforms for quantum computation. In this talk, I'll summarize the unique qualities that have allowed AMO to make contributions to such a diverse set of research areas, highlighting examples from the Princeton AMO community. In addition, I'll give an overview of what it's like to work in a brand new AMO lab, citing examples from the first two years of my PhD. I invite any and all questions along the way, and hope to see you there!
The EDI committee for undergraduate recruitment is organizing this summer research talk series aimed at undergraduates. The goal of this series is to have graduate students and post-docs give accessible talks about their research and how they got involved in their particular field. This is a great opportunity to get introduced to various research topics and to get familiar with different aspects of being a practicing physicist!