Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Professor Wright is an experimental physicist who uses ultra-cold atomic gases to study quantum many-body phenomena such as superfluidity. He holds a B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester (2009). He received a Research Associate Fellowship from the National Research Council in 2009 for his postoctoral work at the Joint Quantum Institute in Maryland. Professor Wright joined the Dartmouth physics faculty in 2013.
Driving phase slips in a superfluid atom circuit with a rotating weak link, K. C. Wright, R. B. Blakestad, C. J. Lobb, W. D. Phillips, and G. K. Campbell, Physical Review Letters 110, 025302 (2013)
Superflow in a Toroidal Bose-Einstein Condensate: An Atom Circuit with a Tunable Weak Link, A. Ramanathan, K. C. Wright, S. R. Muniz, M. Zelan, W. T. Hill, III, C. J. Lobb, K. Helmerson, W. D. Phillips, and G. K. Campbell, Physical Review Letters 106, 130401 (2011)
Sculpting the Vortex State of a Spinor BEC, K. C. Wright, L. S. Leslie, A. Hansen, and N. P. Bigelow, Physical Review Letters 102, 030405 (2009)