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PFC & JQI Summer Students

Dalia Ornelas from Universidad de Gaunajuato, JQI

Dalia Ornelas from Universidad de Guanajuato worked in a lab that is building a hybrid quantum system. Here she is characterizing an optical fiber using diffraction. Dalia is now a graduate student in Trey Porto's and Steve Rolston's ultracold mixtures lab.

The Physics Frontier Center at JQI takes an active role in encouraging high-school students and college undergraduates to participate in various aspects of PFC research projects during the summer months. Each year many students gain invaluable, hands-on experience at laboratories and other research facilities at the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). They are typically supervised by graduate students and/or postdoctoral researchers, but also interacted with numerous group members, including JQI Fellows and senior scientists.

At UMD, students worked in half a dozen labs in both the Physics building and the Computer and Space Sciences building, which houses the JQI administrative offices and many faculty offices. At NIST, they can be found in the Physics building and the Advanced Measurement Laboratory Complex. With the completion of the new Physical Sciences Complex, students will have the opportunity to work in this state-of-the-art facility. 

In some cases, the summer students are local and are able to work throughout the academic year. 

Here are some example publications of the research undergraduates: 

Intermodal energy transfer in a tapered optical fiber: optimizing transmission, S. Ravets, J. E. Hoffman, P.R. Kordell (undergraduate), J. D. Wong-Campos, S. L. Rolston, and L. A. Orozco , J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 30, 2361–2371 (2013)

Emergence and Frustration of Magnetism with Variable-Range Interactions in a Quantum Simulator,R. Islam, C. Senko, W. C. Campbell, S. Korenblit, J.. Smith, A.. Lee, E. E. Edwards, J. C. C. Wang, J. K. Freericks, and C. Monroe , Science, 340, 583 (2013)

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