My work as a theoretical physicist centres on addressing the fundamental question concerning how our macroscopic, classical world of everyday experience emerges from the microscopic, counterintuitive quantum world. Relevant investigations range from collaborating with experimentalists (Alex Rimberg, Dartmouth; Keith Schwab, Caltech) and theorists (Andrew Armour, Nottingham) on mesoscale electro(opto)mechanical systems that straddle the micro-macro worlds ... to constructing fundamental theories on the possible role of gravity as an enforcer of classicality in the macroscopic domain.
Research progress would not have been possible without the close collaboration with several graduate students: Qidong Xu, Hui Wang, Erind Brahimi, Latchezar Benatov, Laura Remus (Patent Agent at Venable LLP), Paul Nation (Research Staff Member, Theory of Quantum Computing and Information Group, IBM), Yong Zhang (Assoc. Prof. Southwest U., China).
I have also had the pleasure to work with several undergraduate students on research: Zehua (Astoria) Song, Laxman Bist, Cassidy Nicks, Kimberly Tan, Viola Gatti Roaf, Eashwar Sivarajan (grad student at Boston University), Saba Nejad (master's student at MIT), Oscar Friedman (music producer), Ben Katz (grad student at Penn State), Emily DeBaun (grad student at Tufts), Laura DeLorenzo (grad student at Caltech), Brendan Huang (MD-PhD student at Yale), Wendell Smith (grad student at Yale), Ben Chapman (grad student at U.C. Boulder), Evan Brand (grad student at UNH), Spencer Smith (grad student at Tufts; Assistant Prof. at Mount Holyoke College), Louisa Gilder (writer, author of "The Age of Entanglement").
I have taught a number of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level: Biophysics, Solid State Physics, Statistical Physics, Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics (beginning, intermediate, and advanced), Quantum Field Theory, Particle Physics.