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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

  • JILA Visiting Fellow 2015
  • 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 atomic and molecular physics, with a focus on:

  • cryogenic cooling
  • atomic and molecular collisions
  • ultracold chemistry
  • solid parahydrogen
  • atomic and molecular spin coherence

Selected Publications

  • "Spin lifetime of optically pumped rubidium atoms in solid parahydrogen" Sunil Upadhyay, Andrew N. Kanagin, Chase Hartzell, Tim Christy, W. Patrick Arnott, Takamasa Momose, David Patterson, and Jonathan D. Weinstein Physical Review Letters 117, 175301 (2016).
  • "Observation of a classical Cheshire cat in an optical interferometer" David P. Atherton, Gambhir Ranjit, Andrew A. Geraci, and Jonathan D. Weinstein Optics Letters 40, 879 (2015).
  • "Stimulated deceleration of diatomic molecules on multiple rovibrational transitions with coherent pulse trains" Ekaterina Ilinova, Jonathan Weinstein, and Andrei Derevianko. New Journal of Physics 17, 055003 (2015). 
  • "Observation of a classical Cheshire cat in an optical interferometer" David P. Atherton, Gambhir Ranjit, Andrew A. Geraci, and Jonathan D. Weinstein.Optics Letters 40, 879 (2015). 
  • "Method for traveling-wave deceleration of buffer-gas beams of CH" M. I. Fabrikant, Tian Li, N. J. Fitch, N. Farrow, Jonathan D. Weinstein, and H. J. Lewandowski. Physical Review A 90, 033418 (2014). 
  • "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).

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