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Jonathan  Weinstein
Associate Professor

Jonathan Weinstein

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Physics 2002 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.S., Physics 1998 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • B.S., Physics 1995 Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Professional Experience

  • 2012-Present Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2006-2012 Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2005-2006 Adjunct Faculty, University of Nevada, Reno
  • 2005-2006 Postdoc, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
  • 2002-2005 Postdoc, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MDL
  • 1995-2001 Research Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 1998 Teaching Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • 1994-1995 Teaching Assistant, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • 1992-1994 Research Assistant, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Professional Awards

  • University of Nevada Mousel-Feltner Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Activity 2010
  • Los Alamos Director's Postdoctoral Fellow 2005-2006
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associateship 2002-2003
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship 1995-1998
  • Caltech Prize Scholarship 1993-1995
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 1994-1995
  • Caltech Haren Lee Fisher Memorial Award in Junior Physics 1994
  • Caltech Jack E. Froehlich Memorial Award 1994

Research Interests

Dr. Weinstein studies ultracold atomic and molecular physics, with an emphasis on:

  • cryogenic cooling techniques
  • molecular collisions
  • "exotic" cold atom collisions
  • atom and molecular spin dynamics & spin coherence
  • coherent interaction of light with atomic gases
  • ultracold chemistry

Publications

  • "Optical pumping of rubidium atoms frozen in solid argon" Andrew N. Kanagin, Sameer K. Regmi, Pawan Pathak, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review A 88, 063404 (2013).
  • "Inelastic collisions of CaH with He at cryogenic temperatures" Vijay Singh, Kyle S. Hardman, Mei-Ju Lu, Aja Ellis, Muir J. Morrison, and Jonathan D. Weinstein Molecular Physics DOI:10.1080/00268976.2013.772668 (2013).
  • "Spectroscopic Detection of the LiHe Molecule" Naima Tariq, Nada Al Taisan, Vijay Singh, and Jonathan D. Weinstein Physical Review Letters 110, 153201 (2013).
  • "Degenerate four-wave mixing in atomic ytterbium" Tian Li, Ryan Baker, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Journal of the Optical Society of America B 29, 2848 (2012).
  • "Chemical Reactions of Atomic Lithium and Molecular Calcium Monohydride at 1 K" Vijay Singh, Kyle S. Hardman, Naima Tariq, Mei-Ju Lu, Aja Ellis, Muir J. Morrison, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review Letters 108, 203201 (2012).
  • "Electromagnetically induced transparency in an open multilevel system" Tian Li, Mei-Ju Lu, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review A 84, 023801 (2011).
  • "Stopped light with a cryogenic ensemble of 173Yb atoms" Mei-Ju Lu, Franklin Jose, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review A 82, 061802(R) (2010).
  • "Entangling the lattice clock: Towards Heisenberg-limited timekeeping" Jonathan D. Weinstein, Kyle Beloy, and Andrei Derevianko. Physical Review A 81, 030302(R) (2010).
  • "Electromagnetically induced transparency with nuclear spin" Mei-Ju Lu and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Optics Letters 35, 622 (2010).
  • "Suppression of Zeeman relaxation in cold collisions of 2P1/2 atoms" T.V. Tscherbul, A.A. Buchachenko, A. Dalgarno, M.-J. Lu, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review A 80, 040701(R) (2009).
  • "Inelastic titanium-titanium collisions" Mei-Ju Lu, Vijay Singh, and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review A 79, 050702(R) (2009).
  • "Cold TiO (X Δ3)-He collisions" Mei-Ju Lu and Jonathan D. Weinstein. New Journal of Physics 11, 055015 (2009).
  • "Theoretical and laboratory study of suppression effects in fine-structure changing collisions of Ti with He" Bernard Zygelman and Jonathan D. Weinstein. Physical Review A, 78, 012705 (2008).
  • "Fine-structure-changing collisions in atomic titanium" Mei-Ju Lu, Kyle S. Hardman, Jonathan D. Weinstein, and Bernard Zygelman. Physical Review A 77, 060701(R) (2008).
  • "Trapping radioactive 82Rb in an optical dipole trap and evidence of spontaneous spin polarization" D. Feldbaum, H. Wang, J. Weinstein, D. Vieira, and X. Zhao. Physical Review A 76, 051402(R) (2007).
  • "All optical generation and photoassociative probing of sodium Bose-Einstein condensates" R. Dumke, M. Johanning, E. Gomez, J. D. Weinstein, K. M. Jones, and P. D. Lett. New Journal of Physics 8, 64 (2006).
  • "Sub-natural-linewidth quantum interference features observed in photoassociation of a thermal gas" R. Dumke, J. D. Weinstein, M. Johanning, K. M. Jones, and P. D. Lett. Physical Review A 72, 041801(R) (2005).
  • "Two-color photoassociation spectroscopy of the lowest triplet potential of Na2" LuÍs E. E. de Araujo, Jonathan D. Weinstein, Steven D. Gensemer, Fredrik K. Fatemi, Kevin M. Jones, Paul D. Lett, and Eite Tiesinga. Journal of Chemical Physics 119(4), 2062-2074 (2003).
  • "Evaporative cooling of atomic chromium" Jonathan D.Weinstein, Robert deCarvalho, Cindy I. Hancox, and John M. Doyle, Physical Review A 65, 021604(R) (2002).
  • "Spectroscopy of laser-ablated buffer-gas cooled PbO at 4K and the prospects for measuring the electric dipole moment of the electron" Dima Egorov, Jonathan D. Weinstein, David Patterson, Bretislav Friedrich, and John M. Doyle, Physical Review A 63, 030501(R) (2001).
  • "Buffer-gas loaded magnetic traps for atoms and molecules: a primer" Robert deCarvalho, John M. Doyle, Bretislav Friedrich, Thierry Guillet, Jinha Kim, David Patterson, and Jonathan D. Weinstein, European Physical Journal D 7, 289-309 (1999).
  • "Zeeman spectroscopy of CaH molecules in a magnetic trap" Breislav Friedrich, Jonathan D. Weinstein, Robert deCarvalho, and John M. Doyle, Journal of Chemical Physics 110, 2376-2383 (1999).
  • "Magnetic trapping of calcium monohydride molecules at millikelvin temperatures" Jonathan D. Weinstein, Robert deCarvalho, Thierry Guillet, Bretislav Friedrich, and John M. Doyle, Nature 395, 148-150 (1998).
  • "Towards magnetic trapping of molecules" Bretislav Friedrich, Robert deCarvalho, Jinha Kim, David Patterson, Jonathan D. Weinstein, and John M. Doyle, Journal of the Chemical Society-Faraday Transactions 94, 1783-1791 (1998).
  • "Spectroscopy of buffer-gas cooled vanadium monoxide in a magnetic trapping field" Jonathan D. Weinstein, Robert deCarvalho, Karine Amar, Andreea Boca, Brian C. Odom, Bretislav Friedrich, and John M. Doyle, Journal of Chemical Physics 109, 2656-2661 (1998).
  • "Magnetic trapping of atomic chromium" Jonathan D. Weinstein, Robert deCarvalho, Jinha Kim, David Patterson, Bretislav Friedrich, and John M. Doyle, Physical Review A 57, R3173-3175 (1998).
  • "Buffer-gas loading and magnetic trapping of atomic europium" Jinha Kim, Bretislav Friedrich, Dan P. Katz, David Patterson, Jonathan D. Weinstein, Robert deCarvalho, and John M. Doyle, Physical Review Letters 78 3665-3668 (1997).
  • "Microscopic magnetic traps for neutral atoms" Jonathan D. Weinstein and Kenneth G. Libbrecht, Physical Review A 52, 4004-4009 (1995).
  • "Molecular dynamics simulation of cluster-ion fragmentation" Jonathan D.Weinstein, Robert T. Fisher, Shreyas Vasanawala, Mark H. Shapiro, and Thomas A. Tombrello, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research B 88, 74-80 (1994).

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