Monika Schleier-Smith, PhD

Hertz Fellow: Monika Schleier-Smith, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Physics; Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics

Fellowship Years

2005 - 2011

Monika Schleier-­Smith is an associate 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 National Science Foundation Career Award and the President’s Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Schleier-Smith serves the Foundation as an Early Career Director.

2011 - Cavity-Enabled Spin Squeezing for a Quantum-Enhanced Atomic Clock