Associate Professor of Physics, University of Waterloo
I sometimes hire undergraduate students for part-time research assistant positions. If you have good marks in your courses and some practical experience (e.g., electronics, amateur radio, fpgas, machining, optics, 3-d printing, ...) --- perhaps obtained through your hobbies --- please get in contact with me (send CV/resume and unofficial grades report).
Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (AMO) (laser
cooling and trapping, Rydberg atoms, atom chips, decoherence).
March 2021: A simple derivation of Floquet's theorem, as normally applied to unitary evolution in quantum mechanics is available here.
March 2020: We have recently identified the precise relationship between Many-Mode Floquet Theory (MMFT) and "regular" Floquet theory (as formulated by Shirley), in the case of commensurate frequencies.
For more information, please see our publications.
If you are interested in joining our group as a graduate student, you are welcome to contact me to discuss potential research projects.
I have taught a wide variety of courses here at UW, ranging from introductory second year optics to graduate quantum mechanics. I have assembled a small selection of problems from these courses, that may be of interest to others.
I also have a selection of third year thermal physics problems available here
I'm working on a set of notes concerning special relativity and electromagnetic radiation: Accelerate to radiate They are suitable for upper-year and graduate students. They are currently incomplete.