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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

  • 2006 - Present 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
  • 1995-2005 Research 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

  • 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

  • "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" Luis 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).
  • "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).
  • "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).

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