Dan M. Stamper-Kurn

Dan Stamper-Kurn obtained his Ph.D. from MIT for work on Bose-Einstein condensation, and was a Millikan Postdoctoral Fellow, researching quantum optics at Caltech, before joining the Berkeley Physics Department in 2000, where he now holds the Class of 1936 Second Chair in Letters and Sciences and also a joint appointment at the Materials Sciences Division of LBNL. His research utilizes quantum gases to study aspects of condensed-matter physics, quantum optics, quantum atom optics, and quantum and precision measurement. His work is recognized by the 2000 DAMOP Thesis Award of the APS, the Sloan and Packard Fellowships, and the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Dan M. Stamper-Kurn Published September 28, 2009

Atomic and Molecular Physics

New methods for lowering the entropy of ultracold gases may allow observation of more subtle quantum materials.