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MATTHEW J WRIGHT

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

PHYSICS

BLODGETT HALL
ROOM 002A

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D. Physics, University of Connecticut (2006)
B.S. Physics, Westminster College (PA) (1999)

Recent Courses

College Physics II (lab)
College Physics II (lecture)
Electromagnetic Theory
Mathematical Methods In Physics I I
Physics For Science Majors 1 ( Lecture )
Physics For Science Majors II
Physics For Science Majors II ( L A B )
Physics For Science Majors II ( Lecture )
Quantum Mechanics
S/T: Applied Problem Solving In Matlab

Research Interests

Laser cooling and trapping of atoms and molecules.

Grants/Sponsored Research

Marie Curie Fellowship. This $200,000, two-year fellowship provided the funding for fundamental research on ultracold strongly-interacting Fermi gases. This work was completed in 2007.

Refereed Articles

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H.-I Lu, J. Rasmussen, M.J. Wright, D. Patterson, J.M. Doyle. (2011), Cold and Slow Molecular Beam. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13, 18986.

P. Pieri, A. Perali, G.C. Strinati, S. Riedl, M.J. Wright, A. Altmeyer, C. Kohstall, E.R. Sánchez Guajardo, J. Hecker Denschlag, and R. Grimm. (2011), Pairing-gap, pseudo-gap, and no-gap phases in rf spectra of a trapped unitary 6Li gas. Phys. Rev. A, 84, 011608.

S. Riedl, E.R. Sanchez Guajardo, C. Kohstall, A. Altmeyer, M.J. Wright, J. Hecker Denschlag, R. Grimm, G. M. Bruun, and H. Smith. (2008), Collective Oscillations of a Fermi Gas in the Unitarity Limit: Temperature Effects and the Role of Pair Correlations. Phys. Rev. A, 78, 05369.

M.J. Wright, A. Pechkis, J.L. Carini, S. Kullish, R. Kosloff, P.L. Gould. (2007), Coherent Control of Ultracold Collisions with Chirped Light: Direction Matters. Phys. Rev. A, 75, 051401(R).

C.E. Rogers III, M.J. Wright, J.L. Carini, J.A. Pechkis, P.L. Gould. (2007), Generation of Arbitrary Frequency Chirps with a Fiber-Based Phase Modulator and Self-Injection-Locked Diode Laser. JOSA B, 24, 1249.

A. Altmeyer, S. Riedl, C. Kohstall, M.J. Wright, R. Geursen, M. Bartenstein, C. Chin, J. Hecker Denschlag, and R. Grimm. (2007), Precision Measurements of Collective Oscillations in the BEC-BCS Crossover. Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 040401.

A. Altmeyer, S. Riedl, C. Kohstall, M.J. Wright, J. Hecker Denschlag, R. Grimm. (2007), Collective Oscillations of the Radial Quadrupole Mode in the BEC-BCS Crossover. Phys. Rev. A, 76, 033610.

M.J. Wright, S. Riedl, A. Altmeyer, C. Kohstall, E. Sanchez, J. Hecker Denschlag, R. Grimm (2007), Finite Temperature Studies of the Scissors Mode in the BEC-BCS Crossover. Phys. Rev. Lett., 99, 150403.

M.J. Wright, J.A. Pechkis, J.L. Carini, and P.L. Gould. (2006), Probing Ultracold Collisional Dynamics with Frequency-chirped Pulses. Phys. Rev. A, 74, 063402.

M.J. Wright, S.D. Gensemer, J. Vala, R. Kosloff, P.L. Gould. (2005), Control of Ultracold Collisions with Frequency-chirped Light. Phys. Rev. Lett., 95, 063001.

M.J. Wright, P.L. Gould, S.D. Gensemer (2004), Frequency-chirped Light from an Injection-locked Diode Laser. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 75, 4718.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Wright, M. J. (2012, February). Cold Source for Atom and Molecule Laser Cooling Experiments. Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.

Wright, M. J. (2012, February). Cold Source for Atom and Molecule Laser Cooling Experiments. AMO Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

Wright, M. J. (2011, August). Progress Toward Magnetically Trapping CaH. Seminar, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany.

Wright, M. J. (2011, January). Progress Toward Magnetically Trapping CaH. Hot Topic Talk, Ringberg castle workshop on Cold and Controlled Molecular Collisions., Tegernsee, Germany.

Mohring, R and Wright, M. J. (2009, June). Inside the operations of an intermodal rail terminal. Princeton Consultants: Quarterly Meeting, Princeton, NJ.


Conference Presentations/Papers

Drayna G K, Wright M, Chae E, Hemmerling B, and Doyle J M (2012). Progress towards MOTs of Yb and CaF, loaded from a slow buffer-gas beam. In The 23rd International Conference on Atomic Physics ICAP 2012. Palaiseau, France.


Community and Corporate Leadership

Leadership committee member for startup consulting firm, BeaconVP 2011-2012
Industry partner, BeaconVP 2012-current