Paul Dieterle is a senior at the
California Institute of Technology
(Caltech) and, as a Hertz Fellow, will pursue his PhD in quantum physics at
Harvard University. Born
alongside his twin brother in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Paul
grew up in several states before attending West High School in Madison, Wisconsin.
in high school, he discovered the joys of physics, exploring the mountains, and
creative writing. His op-ed pieces have appeared in the Milwaukee
and his photography has been published in Climbing Magazine.
As an athlete, he has climbed cliffs and peaks across North America, and once
ran a marathon on a dare.
Paul's research interests lie under the
broad umbrella of quantum science, specifically the physics of superconducting
quantum circuits and photon-phonon interactions, and many-body interactions.
work on electromechanical devices is in review at Physical Review Applied,
and he has several other experiments and collaborations in progress. These
efforts are building toward his long-term goals of constructing integrated
quantum systems to explore both fundamental and application-oriented physics.
In addition to his coursework and research, he has served as a student
advocate, chairman of the Academic Honor Code Committee, and an advisor to administrators at