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Fellowship / Fellows

Michael Crescimanno

  • 2007–2008
  • Physical Sciences
  • Benjamin White Whitney Scholar
  • Youngstown State University
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In his recent work, Michael Crescimanno, a professor of physics at Youngstown State University (YSU), focuses primarily on quantum optics theory applied to new all-optical atomic time standards and to properties of cold atom systems of low effective dimensionality.

Does this simplified theory of atoms and light (called quantum optics) provide an accurate and sufficiently detailed physical model of the new all-optical atomic clocks to suggest ways that they may be improved? What are the physical consequences of mathematical relationships between strikingly different trapped cold-atom systems, in which the atoms are confined to a string or a plane?

Crescimanno received his BS in physics at Princeton University and his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an ITP Scholar at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California at Santa Barbara and an ITAMP Visiting Scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He recently received the YSU mentorship award for his work with minority and woman students, and recent grants include one from the National Science Foundation to mentor and support students from underrepresented groups in engineering, math, medicine, science, and technology.

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