John Bohn


Nickname: Camera Monkey
Specialization: Moist baseball physics
With group: Summer of 2008, on loan from University of Washington

     "I could've been building a Cosmic Ray Telescope this summer - but no-o-o-o!"


Occupation: Undergradaute
Specialization: Molecular structure
With Group: 2018-2020

McCann papers with the group

Magnetic Moments of Lanthanide van der Waals  Dimers
J. McCann, J. L. Bohn, and L. D. Augustovičová, Phys. Rev. A 103, 042812  (2021).


Nickname: Spiderman
Member of group: 2001-2005
Current whereabouts: Los Alamos National Labs 

   "Must... keep... typing…"

Ticknor publications with the group

Resonant Control of Elastic Collisions in an Optically Trapped Fermi Gas of Atoms -- T. Loftus, C. A. Regal, C. Ticknor, J. L. Bohn, and D. S. Jin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173201 (2002).

Tuning p-wave Interactions in an Ultracold 40K Gas -- C. A. Regal, C. Ticknor, J. L. Bohn, and D. S. Jin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 053201 (2003).


Nickname: Dany
With Group: 2001-2007
Specialization: Many-body theory of cold atoms.
Current whereabouts: Out in the real (money-making) world.

     "I wish everything was a polynomial."

Bortolotti publications with the group

Field-Linked States of Ultracold Polar Molecules -- A. V. Avdeenkov, D. C. E. Bortolotti, and J. L. Bohn, Phys. Rev. A 69, 012710 (2004).

Wave Mechanics of a Two-wire Atomic Beamsplitter -- D. C. E. Bortolotti and J. L. Bohn, Phys. Rev. A 69, 033607 (2004).


Nickname: Buttercup
Specialization: Molecules; horror movies.
BS: University of Washington
With group: 2004-2010
Current whereabouts: Los Alamos national Labs

   "I've never understood the logic of the chemists."

Here is Ed discussing spectroscopy with Ben Lev.

Meyer publications with the group

Candidate molecular ions for an electron electric dipole moment experiment -- Phys. Rev. A 73, 062108 (2006)


Nickname: Wilson
Specialization: Many-body theory of ultracold dipoles.
BS: Saint Louis University
With group: 2007-2012
Current whereabouts: Unknown

     "No coffee, no workee!"
     "I at least want to point out where the nonsense is."

Wilson publications in the group

Manifestations of the Roton Mode in Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates -- R. M. Wilson, S. Ronen, J. L. Bohn, and H. Pu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 245302 (2008).


Occupation: Graduate Student
Nickname: Bruiser
Specialization: Ultracold collisions
BS: University of Illinois
With group: 2010-15
Current Whereabouts: Sandia National Labs

"Go Whitefish!"
"Is that how you deduced the reduced dipole that was induced?”   
”Some dark place inside of me actually kind of enjoyed it.”           
“If you can truly understand it, are you even doing it right?"

Ruzic Publications in the group


Occupation: Graduate Student
Nickname: Superman
Specialization: Many-Body theory
MS: Brigham Young University, 2011.
With group: 2011-16
Current wherabouts: Lincoln Labs

Quote: “Here’s what happens when you punch the condensate in the gut."

Corson Publications with the group

Stability Spectroscopy of Rotons in a Dipolar Bose Gas 
J. P. Corson, R. M. Wilson, and J. L. Bohn, Phys. Rev. A. 87, 051605R (2013).


Occupation: Graduate Student
Nickname: Fireplug
Specialization: Many-Body Theory
MS: University of the Phillipines, 2012
With Group: 2012-17
Current whereabouts: The Windy City

Quote: “I looked at the algebra.  It’s going to be bloody!”

Sze Publications in the group

Harmonically Trapped Four-Boson System
D. Blume, M. W. C. Sze, and J. L. Bohn, Phys. Rev. A 97, 033621 (2018).

Hyperspherical-LOCV Approach to Resonant BEC
M. W. C. Sze, A. G. Sykes, D. Blume, and J. L. Bohn Phys. Rev. A 97, 033608 (2018).