Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Study
Physics; Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics
2005 - 2011
Monika Schleier-Smith is an assistant professor in the physics department at Stanford University. Her research centers on advancing control and understanding of quantum many-body systems through experiments with laser-cooled atoms. Schleier-Smith received her A.B. in Chemistry and Physics, with a minor in Mathematics, from Harvard University. For her Ph.D. research at MIT, she was recognized with a Hertz Foundation Thesis Prize. She subsequently pursued postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU Munich). She is a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award, and National Science Foundation Career Award. Schleier-Smith serves the Foundation as an Early Career Director.
2011 - Cavity-Enabled Spin Squeezing for a Quantum-Enhanced Atomic Clock