David DeMille (Professor of Physics)

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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