Lin Tian received her Ph.D. in physics (2002) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She then worked as postdoc researcher at Universität Innsbruck, NIST at Gaithersburg, and Stanford University. She is now an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of California, Merced. She works on theoretical questions in quantum optomechanics, quantum simulation, and decoherence models.
A new scheme for cooling a mechanical oscillator in a cavity may allow the observation of quantum effects on macroscopic objects and the realization of ultrasensitive gravitational-wave detectors. Read More »