F. Heinz (B.S. Stanford, 1978; Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 1982) is an experimental optical and condensed matter physicist. By applying femtosecond laser techniques, his group investigates 0-D, 1-D, and 2-D materials that display properties intermediate between atoms or molecules and bulk media. Using linear and nonlinear optical techniques, methods for probing *single* nanostructures have been developed and applied to systems such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, semiconductor quantum dots, metallic nanoparticles, and surfaces and interfaces. State-of-the-art facilities for femtosecond spectroscopy are available to support these investigations.
Hughes (B.S. Stanford, 1982; Ph.D. Columbia, 1987) is an experimental
physicist working in the subfields of atomic, nuclear and particle
physics.In atomic and nuclear physics,
his research is directed at studying polarized noble gas by spin exchange
optical pumping for use as polarized targets and polarized beams.This research also has medical applications
in magnetic resonance imaging.In
particle physics, he is a member of the ATLAS experiment at CERN, working on
the ATLAS pixel detector.
Zelevinsky (S.B. MIT, 1999; Ph.D. Harvard, 2004) is an experimental atomic,
molecular, and optical physicist.Her
interests include ultracold atoms and their applications to precision
measurements, quantum optics, atomic clocks, and ultracold chemistry.She is joining the Columbia Physics
Department in the spring of 2008.