Tracy Northup

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Tracy Northup is a senior scientist at the University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Experimental Physics. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the California Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral study in Innsbruck, where she held a Marie Curie fellowship and is currently an Elise Richter fellow. Her research focuses on optical cavities as quantum interfaces between ions and photons.


Two Traps are Better than One

An atom trap consisting of both rapidly rotating electric fields and static laser fields keeps ions securely locked into place in a latticelike potential. Read More »