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Particle Theory: My wife Marion and I like to spend time in the Colorado mountains, and in London and Los Angeles where our children live.

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Research interests are in experimental particle physics, especially at the interface with cosmology and astrophysics. Current activities include research at the energy frontier in the ATLAS collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and at the precision frontier using lasers and microwave sources, both on campus and at the Jefferson Lab’s Free Electron Laser.

I used to enjoy piano, basketball, and parties … lots of parties.

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I am an experimentalist concentrating on fundamental issues, be that in particle physics, astrophysics, or cosmology. Lately I have been working on learning about the nature of Dark Energy, the mysterious component that makes up three quarters of our universe, yet we know essentially nothing about it. We do this both from telescopes in the Andes in Chile, and from a space mission we are proposing.

Skiing and sailing is what I do to get away from it all…

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I work at RHIC (the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) on Long Island and “across the pond” at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) in Geneva, studying what happens when Au and Pb ions are collided at 99.99% the speed of light.

Outside of the laboratory I’m just your average New England “Resident Alien”.

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My research aims to understand and control quantum optical processes in nanostructures, with potential applications to nanophotonic devices. My latest adventure is bio-mimetics, i.e. to learn from nature how to design better photonic devices. The research activities in my group range from nanofabtrication, material characterization, optical measurement with high spatial, spectral and temporal resolution, and numerical simulation. My research group’s web page is at http://caolab.eng.yale.edu.

I enjoy traveling, hiking and swimming.

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The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN has opened up a new energy frontier for the field of Particle Physics. I am a member of ATLAS, one of the large, multi-national LHC Collaborations. My research focuses on finding new physics to fill in the gaps of our current understanding of elementary particles and the forces between them with a particular focus on tau leptons as probes. In particular, my group is studying the newly discovered Higgs Boson and working on techniques to learn more about this particle using taus.

I have two kids, Jonah and Alina, and we enjoy hiking in the woods near our house with my husband, Steve.  I am also involved in outreach activities that promote science to students and non-scientists.

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My research group uses diatomic molecules as tools to address a variety of interesting questions. These range from exploring how the universe came to be made of matter rather than antimatter, to measuring properties of exotic particles, to finding a way to build a large-scale quantum computer, and understanding how chemical reactions can occur at near absolute zero. All this takes place on campus, in the basement of Sloane Physics Lab, with small teams of 2-3 students working on any given project. Our experiments use lasers … .many, many lasers … .to manipulate and measure the molecules.

I enjoy spending time with my wife Mellissa and our three young sons. I am a Red Sox and Patriots fan. I play guitar with enthusiasm but little skill. I hope to pass this enjoyment on to my kids, who already know all the words to several Ramones songs.

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My PhD is in astrophysics and magnetohydrodynamics. More recently my interest has shifted to the study of biological sensory systems. In our lab we use a mixture of approaches from physics and biology to discover how /E. coli/ bacteria and flies sense chemicals and how Tcells make decisions. My research groups web page is at http://emonet.bilogy.yale.edu

Other interests: piano, sculpture, rock climbing

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I am an observational astronomer focusing on questions of galaxy formation and the nature of dark matter.  My research group studies dwarf galaxies, asking how these galaxies form and using them to constrain the fundamental physics of the universe.   While not doing science, I enjoy running, yoga, and surfing (the latter proves difficult in New Haven).

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My group studies the manifestations of quantum mechanics in improbable settings: the motion of millimeter-sized object, and the flow of electrons through isolated rings of metal.

I like sea kayaking, playing guitar, and speaking Norwegian. My favorite pizza is Sally’s.

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Important things first: Modern is better than Sally’s (apologies to Jack Harris).

With that out of the way, I’m a condensed matter theorist who uses high performance parallel computing to attack problems in materials physics. This ranges from the basic science problem of understanding why a material has the properties it has (conducting or insulating, malleable or brittle, transparent or fluorescent or not, etc.) to the more applied question of how to engineer a new material to have particular desired properties. A good deal of my research work focuses on nanostructures where novel physics and chemistry can emerge. My research group’s web page is at http://volga.eng.yale.edu

I love cooking. Recently, I’ve gotten interested in making deserts — a black hole in my repertoire. Since cooking is an experimental science, I decided it was prudent to start at level zero: I am trying to perfect blueberry and banana-walnut muffins (my toddler daughter helps with the mixing and my wife is the food critic). Results have been encouraging, but more experiments are needed…

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Research interests: Experimental tests of fundamental physical laws using atomic and condensed matter systems; experimental study of fluctuation phenomena including the Casimir force

Other professional interests: Cryptography; applications of physics to environmental issues; physics education

Hobbies and personal interests: Running and boxing; restoration of vintage electronics; amateur radio; gardening

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We carry out research in biological physics and soft condensed matter physics. In Sloane, we have a couple of optical tweezers set ups which allow for the manipulation and study of individual DNA molecule and their interactions with proteins. We are also currently building a STED (simulated emission depletion) superresolution microscope that will allow us to image fluorescent proteins within living cells at 50 nm or better resolution.  Overall, we seek to create and test physics-based models of biologically-relevant phenomena.

Outside of lab, I like to hike and bicycle

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My group is developing experiments using techniques from nuclear, particle, and atomic physics to search for tiny effects in the laboratory that could give evidence for new fundamental particles or interactions. Our current experiments are aimed at determining the properties of neutrinos, searching for effects from dark matter or dark energy, and measuring gravitational interactions at microscopic distances. More details can be found on our research page: http://campuspress.yale.edu/moorelab/.

When I’m not in the lab, I enjoy biking, reading, and hiking.

My current research interests lie in the areas of theoretical and computational astrophysics and cosmology that are closely connected to experiments and observations. In our group, we develop and use large supercomputer simulations to tackle problems on the origin, structure, and formation of the Universe.  When I am not doing science, I am usually out playing sports.  My current hobby is running, and my secret goal is to run the Boston Marathon one day! 

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My research group is focused on instrumentation for cosmology (in other words, building telescopes to measure things about the Universe). I work on understanding the nature of Dark Energy through 21cm probes of galaxies with two new radio experiments: CHIME (http://chime.phas.ubc.ca) and HIRAX (http://www.acru.ukzn.ac.za/~hirax/). I also work on measurements of the polarized Cosmic Microwave Background with ACT (http://act.princeton.edu) and the upcoming Simons Observatory (http://www.simonsobservatory.org). The CMB is the gift that keeps on giving: upcoming measurements hope to constrain high-energy phenomena impossible to measure with particle accelerators: very early Universe physics through inflation as well as extensions to the standard model of particle physics (neutrino masses, the number of standard model particles present in the early Universe).

I enjoy running, reading, walking around, and trying new beer (with mixed results). I also like gardening, but have more enthusiasm than skill (sorry, plants).

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Theoretical Soft and Biological Physics

I use theory and computer simulations to understand jamming and glass transitions in soft matter systems such as granular materials, foams, colloids, and polymers. My interests in biological physics include protein folding and aggregation, DNA packaging, and the packing and mechanical properties of cells and tissues.

I am an avid soccer player, father of twins Eli & Elizabeth, and my wife Jennifer and I (who I met in 7th grade) love taking trips to beaches during the summer months including the Outer Banks and Captiva.

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My research is at the interface of theoretical and observational cosmology. My current interests are in explaining “dark energy” - the accelerated expansion of the Universe. I am a member of a new astronomical survey to better measure this expansion rate that just started taking data (and has been keeping me busy!). I’m also involved in designing the next generation of such experiments, including a satellite mission.

I enjoy hiking and backpacking, whenever I can get away.

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The research in our lab develops understanding of advanced light detectors, for future NASA and space applications, and the electrical behavior or superconducting nanostructures. This relates to the coherence of the phase of the wavefunction. Undergraduates who have worked in our lab have gone in many research and career directions; a number are university faculty members of Physics departments.

Teaching interests include seminars on topics relating science, technology and society.

My personal interests are family, including a new grandson, and service to the New Haven Public schools, doing ‘Mr. Science’ demonstrations.

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My academic interests have varied with time: Electrical engineering (undergraduate), particle physics (PhD, postodoc and early years at Yale ) and condensed matter theory, since 1986. I am especially fond of field theory methods and the renormalization group.

I love my time in the class room. Of late I have been teaching undergraduates at the introductory and upper levels. I also spend some lecturing to the nonexperts: high school kids, Yale community, and the general public.

I spend my spare time reading novels and watching Seinfeld reruns. I am also trying perfect a way to do my taxes without using imaginary numbers.

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My research is in experimental elementary particle physics. I am part of the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, at CERN in Geneva Switzerland, and the CDF experiment at Fermilab, outside of Chicago. I am looking for signatures of new interactions or new objects, like for example, a fundamental particle that would explain the astronomical evidence for dark matter.

When not working I enjoy running, cooking and being pummeled by my two children.

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I study the co-evolution of galaxies and the supermassive black holes at their centers (known as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) when they are actively accreting), using observatories on the ground and in space.

I like to read, travel and do stuff with my kids, Amelia and Sophia.

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My background is in statistical physics and has evolved over the years into a hybrid between condensed matter theory and experiment, materials physics, and applied mathematics with applications focusing on environmental, astro/bio/geophysical and technological problems. I am interested in macroscopic nature of turbulence and the microscopic nature of melting and many things between.

I teach courses in classical statistical thermodynamics, environmental physics, theory of viscous flow, partial differential equations, asymptotic methods and introductory climate science.

I am an alpinist, ice and rock climber and mountain biker.

Some recent undergraduates are:

Rachel Berkowitz was a physics undergraduate who did her senior thesis on mixing in gravity currents as a diversion from her cycling activities.  She finished her PhD this year in environmental fluid mechanics at the University of Cambridge, is a regular contributor to Physics Today and is now at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Roxanne Carini is was an applied mathematics major who did her senior thesis on the patterns that form when suspensions dry and why and under what conditions they fracture.  In the fall of 2011 she began a PhD in engineering at the University of Washington. 

Tony Fragoso graduated in physics and mathematics in 2013 studying pattern formation in icicles and is now at Caltech doing a PhD in engineering. 

Becca Jackson was a physics senior who did her thesis on turbulence in gravity currents when she was not sailing.  In the fall of 2010 she went to graduate school in physical oceanography in the MIT/WHOI joint program.

Qiwei Claire Xue was an undergraduate applied mathematician and physicist working on double diffusive processes associated with the directional solidification of ammonium-chloride mushy layers.  In the fall of 2014 she will begin a PhD in Economics at Stanford. 

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