Steven Chu

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor of Physics and Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Additional Titles: 
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities and Sciences
Address: 

Varian Physics Bldg.

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Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics and Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. From January 2009 until April, 2013, Dr. Chu served as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Energy under President Barack Obama. During his tenure, the Department of Energy annual budget was approximately $26 Billion and was entrusted an additional $36 B through the Recovery Act.

Vladan Vuletic

Faculty Type: 
Former Faculty
Title: 
to MIT, 2003
Additional Titles: 
Assistant Professor, 2000-2003

Moving to MIT, September 2003

Monika Schleier-Smith

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Physics
Address: 

Varian Physics Building, Rm. 238
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone Number: 
650-497-3069
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Benjamin Lev

Faculty Type: 
By Courtesy Faculty
Title: 
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, and by courtesy, Physics
Address: 

Spilker Building, Room 304
Ginzton Laboratory Mailbox 305
348 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4088

Phone Number: 
650-723-0268
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How does quantum matter organize under the interplay of superfluidity, crystallinity, and magnetism?  What might ultracold atomic gases teach us about quantum many-body physics? 

H. Alan Schwettman

Faculty Type: 
Emeritus Faculty
Title: 
Professor (Emeritus)
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Todd Smith

Faculty Type: 
Emeritus Faculty
Title: 
Professor (Research, Emeritus)
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Research Interests

The study of the interactions between high brightness electron beams and electromagnetic fields towards the development of improved free electron lasers with the superconducting linear accelerator at Stanford. The free electron laser center is also devoted to an interdisciplinary set of programs using the photons produced to explore fundamental questions in materials science, biology, and medicine. 

Leo Hollberg

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor (research)
Address: 
Physics and Astrophysics Bldg. Rm. 221
452 Lomita Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone Number: 
650-723-4227
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How can we make optimal use of quantum systems (atoms, lasers, and electronics) to test fundamental physics principles, enable precision measurements of space-time and when feasible, develop useful devices, sensors, and instruments?

Phil Bucksbaum

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science
Address: 
Varian Physics Rm. 228
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, California 94305-4060
Phone Number: 
650-723-3571
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How can we observe atomic and molecular processes on the shortest relevant time scales, from attoseconds to picoseconds? What can we learn about atomic motion and molecular bonds with these tools?

Mark Kasevich

Faculty Type: 
Active Faculty
Title: 
Professor of Physics
Additional Titles: 
Professor of Applied Physics
Address: 
Varian Physics, Room 234
Stanford University
382 Via Pueblo Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4060
Phone Number: 
650-723-4356
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How can we control and exploit the quantum properties of atoms and photons?

Professor Kasevich's current research interests are centered on the development of quantum sensors of rotation and acceleration based on cold atoms (quantum metrology), the application of these sensors to the tests of General Relativity, the investigation of many-body quantum effects in Bose-condensed vapors (including quantum simulation), and the investigation of ultra-fast laser-induced phenomena.

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