Dave Kielpinski

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Dave Kielpinski is a professor at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, where he leads research groups in trapped-ion quantum computing and in attosecond science. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Chicago. His Ph.D. work was performed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in the group of David Wineland (Nobel 2012), where he helped to build the first trapped-ion quantum information processor. He performed postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Pappalardo Fellow, working on Bose-Einstein condensates in the group of Wolfgang Ketterle (Nobel 2001) and ultrafast laser technology with Franz Kaertner. His current research focuses on high-resolution imaging of trapped ions, generation of superstrong optical forces with ultrafast lasers, and precision measurement of attosecond electronic dynamics.

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Ion Pair Simulates Hybrid Excitations

A pair of trapped ions simulates, for the first time, a model of interacting polaritons—hybrid states combining spin and motion. Read More »