Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Beatrice Franke (Member-at-Large Candidate)
Note: main affiliation TRIUMF
Positions: Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2020-present; Research Scientist (Associate Professor level), TRIUMF, Vancouver, 2019-present; Research Scientist (Assistant Professor level), TRIUMF, Vancouver, 2016; Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, 2014 - 2016; Ph.D. Fundamental Physics with Neutrons, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zürich and Paul Scherrer Institute, 2009 - 2013; B.Sc. & M.Sc Engineering Physics, Technische Universität München, 2002 - 2009.
Main Research Interests: Low energy and high precision particle physics. Using ultracold neutrons and light muonic atoms, I study fundamental symmetries and interactions as well as intrinsic properties of particles and light nuclei - the most basic building blocks of matter. I’m a member of the TUCAN (TRIUMF ultracold advanced neutron) and CREMA (charge radius experiments with muonic atoms) collaborations. My main scientific focus lies on the development of a next generation spectrometer for the search of the neutron electric dipole moment at TRIUMF.
Adam M. Kaufman (Member-at-Large Candidate)
Positions: Associate JILA Fellow, 2017 - present; Assistant Professor Adjoint, CU Boulder, 2017 - present; Post-doctoral fellow, Harvard University, 2015 - 2017; Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder/JILA, 2015.
Main Research Interests: New architectures for optical atomic clocks, with a focus on optical tweezer arrays and single-particle detection; Developing protocols to realize entanglement in a metrology setting, understanding theoretically and practically where associated enhancements are useful. Quantum information with neutral atoms in optical tweezers. Developing efficient tools to measure entanglement in many-body quantum systems, particularly in dynamics.
Other Activities/Awards: ONR YIP, 2020; DAMOP Thesis Prize, 2016; Member of APS
Joan Marler (Member-at-Large Candidate)
Positions: Assistant Professor of Physics, Clemson University (2013-present); Postdoctoral Scientist, Northwestern University (2009-13); Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Aarhus (2007-09); Lawrence Fellow, Lawrence University (2005-07); Ph.D., University of CaliforniaSan Diego (2005); B.A., Wellesley College (1999).
Main Research Interests: Experimental investigations of the atomic properties of highly charged ions (HCIs). UV/VIS and x-ray spectroscopy of multicharged ions. Precision spectroscopy with HCIs for tests of fundamental constants and nuclear properties. Qubit modalities with trapped ions.
Other Activities/Awards: Member, American Physical Society, APS (2004- ); Member, European Physical Society, EPS (2007- ); Member, Laboratory Astrophysics Division AAS, LAD (2018- ); Editorial Board Member, European Physical Journal D, (2016- ); Workshop LOC chair, SELAC, Southeast Laboratory Astrophysics community, (2019). Website: http://iontrapping.sites.clemson.edu/
Amar Vutha (Member-at-Large Candidate)
Positions: Canada Research Chair, 2016-present; Asst. Professor, University of Toronto, 2015- present; Ph.D., Yale, 2011.
Main Research Interests: I am both surprised and excited by the notion that measurements on atoms and molecules could shed light on cosmological questions. I have worked on an electron electric dipole moment search using ThO molecules, and a measurement of the proton radius using hydrogen atoms. I am working on improving the precision of electric dipole moment searches, as part of the PolyEDM and EDMCubed collaborations.
Other Activities/Awards: Member of the Organizing Committees for ICPEAC 2021 and ICAP 2022; Sloan Fellowship, 2018