Alec Cao

Alec completed his undergraduate studies at UC Santa Barbara. He began in research working on a collaboration between Professors David Weld and Ania Jayich, constructing a UHV apparatus for studying surface decoherence of nitrogen vacancy centers. He then transitioned to the Weld lab’s ultracold lithium-7 apparatus, investigating transport dynamics and many-body chaos in Floquet lattice systems. After graduating, Alec spent a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill scholar in Professor Zoran Hadzibabic’s group; there he probed the properties of a uniform Bose polaron gas using potassium-39 trapped in an optical box. Alec is excited to join the strontium experiment and is looking forward to exploring applications of the platform in quantum metrology and simulation.

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