Nathan joined the lab in October 2019 as a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow. Previously, Nathan worked in the lab of Jonathan Simon at the University of Chicago where he worked to create and understand materials made of light. Individual photons were imbued with mass by their confinement in a multimode optical cavity and were made to strongly interact by hybridization with Rydberg atoms. His PhD thesis, "Quantum Hall Physics with Photons," describes the formation of a Laughlin state of photons, the ground state of a synthetic photonic quantum Hall material. Now in the Kaufman lab, Nathan is excited to explore Rydberg based entanglement generation and many body physics in a state-of-the-art Strontium tweezer array.