Gabrielse Research Group at Harvard

Current Members, Graduate Student Alums, Postdoc Alums, and Undergraduate Alums

(Last update: September 2014)


Gerald Gabrielse

Professor Gerald Gabrielse

Levererett Professor of Physics

Resume and publications

Email, Homepage, Phone: (617) 495-4381

Jan Ragusa

Patricia McGarry

Assistant to Professor Gabrielse

Email, Phone: (617) 495-3339


Current Gabrielse Group Members


Gabrielse Group Graduate Student Alumni

Brian Odom

Brian Odom

"Fully Quantum Measurement of the Electron Magnetic Moment" (19) (2005 DAMOP Thesis Award)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 14 September 2004

Next position: Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow in the Kavlie Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago

Current position: Associate Professor of Physics, Northwestern University (Chicago)

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Tanya Zelevinsky

Tanya Zelevinsky

"Helium 23P Fine Structure Measurement in a Discharge Cell" (link) (18)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 13 September 2004

Next position: JILA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, Boulder (with Jun Ye)

Current position: Associate Professor of Physics, Columbia University, New York

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Nathaniel Bowden

Nathaniel Bowden

"Production of Cold Antihydrogen during the Positron Cooling of Antiprotons" (17)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 4 October 2003

Next position: Posdoctoral Research Fellow at Sandia National Laboratory, CA

Current position: Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

homepage, article on monitoring nuclear reactors

Paul Oxley

Paul Oxley

"Antimatter Plasmas and Resonantly Induced Antihydrogen Production" (16)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 3 October 2003

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Minnesota

Current position: Associate Professor of Physics, College of the Holy Cross

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Brian D'Urso

Brian R. D'Urso

"Cooling and Self-Excitation of a One-Electron Oscillator" (15)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 5 May 2003

Next position: Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN

Current position: Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Pittsburgh

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John Estrada

"Cold Trapped Positrons and Progress to Cold Antihydrogen" (14)

MIT Ph.D. defense: 31 January 2002

Next position: Sandia National Laboratory, CA

Current position: Applied Antineutrion Physics, Sandia National Laboratory

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Peter Yesley

Peter S. Yesley

"The Road to Antihydrogen" (13)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 1 October 2001

Next position: Cinesite, London, UK (special effects specialist for a James Bond movie)

Current position: Vice President at Bank of America

Steve Peil

Steven E. Peil

"Quantum Jumps Between Fock States of an Ultracold Electron Cyclotron Oscillator" (12)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 11 May 1999

Next position: NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD (with Steve Rolston and B. Phillips)

Current position: Research Physicist at the US Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC (Atomic Clocks)

Anton Khabbaz

Anton Khabbaz

"A Measurement of the Antiproton and Proton Charge-to-Mass Ratios Using Two Simultaneously Trapped Ions" (11)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 17 February 1998

Next position: Neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lucent Technologies and Princeton University (with David Tank)

Current position: Senior Scientist, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University (David Tank group)

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Lisa Lapidus

"Synchronization and Stochastic Behavior of Electrons in a Penning Trap" (10)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 23 January 1998

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate of Chemical Physics, National Institutes of Health

Current position: Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University

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David Hall

David S. Hall

"Positrons, Antiprotons and Interactions for Antihydrogen" (9)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 15 July 1997

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at JILA (with Carl Wieman and Eric Cornell)

Current position: Professor of Physics at Amherst College, Amherst, MA

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Daphna Enzer

Daphna Enzer

"Dressed Coherent States of a Damped Anharmonic Oscillator" (8)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 21 May 1996

Next position: Research Physicist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Current position: Staff Scientist, Frequency and Timing Advanced Instrument Development Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

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Jesse Wen

Jesse Wen

"Measurement of the 4He 23P Fine Structure" (link) (7)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 18 January 1996

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at NIST, Gaithersburg

Current position: CEO, Acadia Optronics LLC

David Phillips

David F. Phillips

"A Precision Comparison of the Charge-to-Mass Ratios of the Antiproton and Proton" (6)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 17 January 1996

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics (with Ron Walsworth)

Current position: Research Physicist of the Harvard Center for Astrophysics

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Carla Levy

Carla M. Levy

Worked on laser spectroscopy of the 23P fine structure of helium

A.M., Harvard, June 1995

Next position: New York University Law School to receive J.D. degree

Current position: Associate at Lando and Anastasi, LLP

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Ching-Hua Tseng

Ching-Hua Tseng

"Parametric Dark Detection of a Single Electron in a Penning Trap" (5)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 9 February 1995

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Harvard Center for Astrophysics (with Ron Walsworth) and at the Brigham and Womens Hospital

Current position: Scientist, Cooper Perkins.

Loren Haarsma

Loren Haarsma

"Accumulating Positrons in an Ion Trap" (4)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 6 May 1994

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Physiology of the Tufts Medical School

Current position: Associate Professor of Physics at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI

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Joseph Tan

Joseph Tan

"Cooperative Behavior in Cavity-cooled, Parametrically-pumped Electron Oscillators" (3)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 24 August 1992

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at NIST, Boulder (with John Bollinger and David Wineland)

Current position: Research Physicist at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

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Julian Grobner

Julian Groebner

"Proton Antiproton Inertial Mass Comparison in a High Precision Penning Trap"

Leopold-Franzens Universität, Innsbruck, Diploma Thesis, October 1991 (supervised by Gerald Gabrielse)

Current position: Senior Scientist, Head of Infrared Radiometry of the World Radiation Center

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Bob Tjoelker

Robert Tjoelker

"Antiprotons in a Penning Trap: A New Measurement of the Inertial Mass" (2)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 26 September 1990

Next position: Research Physicist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Current position: Supervisor, Frequency and Timing Advanced Instrument Development Group at JPL

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Xiang Fei

Xiang Fei

"Trapping Low Energy Antiprotons in an Ion Trap" (1)

Harvard Ph.D. defense: 10 May 1990

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Yale University (with Vernon Hughes)

Current position: Senior Software Engineer at RealMed (a healthcare services firm, www.realmed.com)

Kris Helmerson

Kristian Helmerson

Antiproton Research

M.S., University of Washington, 1986

Next position: Physics Ph.D. student at MIT with David Pritchard

Current position: Research Physicist at NIST, Laser Cooling and Trapping Group, Gaithersburg, MD

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Gabrielse Group Postdoctoral Alums

Chris Hamley

Dr. Chris Hamley

Antihydrogen Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): November 2013 - December 2016

Next position:

Current position:

Stephan Ettenauer

Dr. Stephan Ettenauer

Antihydrogen Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): - May 2014

Next position: Fellow, ISOLDE Radioactive Ion Beam facility

Current position: Same

Jonathan Wrubel

Dr. Jonathan Wrubel

Antihydrogen Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 9 January 2006 - 13 September 2009

Next position: Research Physicist at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Current position: Assistant Professor of Physics, Creighton University

Ben Levitt

Dr. Ben Levitt

Antihydrogen Research

Postdoctoral Research Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 September 2004 - 30 June 2008

Next position: Senior Research Scientist, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center

Current position: same

Maarten Jansen

Dr. Maarten Jansen

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 10 July 2007 - 09 July 2008

Irma

Dr. Irma Kuljanishvili

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): November 2005 - November 2006

Next position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northwestern (with Venkat Chandrasekhar)

Current position: Assistant Professor of Physics, Saint Louis University

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Cody Storry

Dr. Cody Storry

Antihydrogen Research

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): October 1999 - December 2004

Next position: Associate Professor of Physics, York University, Toronto, Canada

Current position: same

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Joseph Tan

Dr. Joseph Tan

Antihydrogen Research

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 May 1998 - 30 April 2004

Next position: Research Physicist at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Current position: same

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Jocelyn Tan

Dr. Jocelyn Tan

Antiproton Decelerator Operator at CERN

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 October 1999 - 15 November 2001

Next position: Permant Technical Staff at CERN

Current position: Same

Nikolaus Hermanspahn

Dr. Nikolaus Hermanspahn

Helium Fine Structure Spectroscopy

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 February 2000 - 31 July 2001

Next position: Scientific Advisor, National Radiation Laboratory, Ministry of Health, New Zealand

Current position: Science Leader at National Centre for Radiation Science - ESR, New Zealand

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Thomas Spickermann

Dr. Thomas Spickermann

Antiproton Decelerator Operator at CERN

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 January 1998 - 30 September 1999

Next position: Accelerator Physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Current position: deceased

Timothy Roach

Dr. Timothy Roach

Antihydrogen Research and Helium Spectroscopy

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 October 1995 - 31 July 1999

Next position: Assistant Professor of Physics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Current position: Associate Professor of Physics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

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Daphna Enzer

Dr. Daphna Enzer

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 25 March 1997 - 30 June 1998

Next position: Research Physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Current position: Research Physicist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

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Kamal Abdullah

Dr. Kamal Abdullah

Antihydrogen Research and Electron Studies

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 March 1991 - 16 May 1995

Next position: Lehman Brothers New York Investment Bank

Current position: Chief Strategist, KGS-Alpha Capital Markets

Dr. Benjamin L. Brown

Positron Studies

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 14 September 1987 - 30 June 1990

Next position: Assistant Professor at Mt. Holyoke College

Current position: Professor of Physics, Marquette University

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Dr. Wonho Jhe

Antiproton Studies

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 February 1989 - 15 September 1992

Next position: Assistant Professor of Physics at Seoul National University

Current position: Professor of Physics at Seoul National University

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Wolfgang Quint

Dr. Wolfgang Quint

Antiproton Studies

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 July 1990 through 1 March 1994

Next position: Research Physicist at the GSI Laboratory, Darmstadt, Germany

Current position: same

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Dr. Luis A. Orozco

Antiproton Studies

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 January 1987 - 30 September 1990

Next position: Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of New York at Stony Brook

Current position: Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland

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Dr. Steve Rolston

Antiproton Studies

Postdoctoral Reseach Associate (with Gerald Gabrielse): 1 September 1987 - 31 August 1988

Next position: Research Physicist at NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

Current position: Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland

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Gabrielse Group Undergraduate Alums

(updated 6 August 2013)

Very many undergraduates have worked as part of the Gabrielse research group. We regret that we have not kept a careful record and apologize to those we have missed. If you can help us make our list more accurate and complete, please send email to Patricia McGarry.

Summer 2017
Abhishek Anand
Paules Zakhary

Summer 2015
Jonah Philion
Thomas Myers

2014-16
Jan Makkinje
Makinde Ogunnaike

Summer 2014
Andra Ionescu
Roman Berens

Summer 2013
Casey Fleeter
Derek Robins
Olivier Simon

Spring 2013
Samantha Whitmore
Eric Medtodiev

Spring 2010
Shayna Skal
Hank Yan

Summer 2009
Tova Holmes
Steven Moses, University of Michigan (at CERN)

Spring 2009

Fall 2008
Maximilian Swiatlowski

Summer 2008
Maximilian Swiatlowski
Igor Moric, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Croatia (at CERN)

Spring 2008
Maximilian Swiatlowski

Fall 2007
Maximilian Swiatlowski

Summer 2007
Jennifer Driggers, University of Washington (at CERN)
Nicholas Ellens, McMaster University
Giancarlo Garcia (at CERN)
Benedict Shan Yuan Huang (at CERN)
Eric Lindsey, Reed College (at CERN)
Lewis Z. Liu (at CERN)
Max Swiatlowski (at CERN)

Spring 2007
Amol Jain
Rishi Jajoo
Lewis Z. Liu
Maximilian Swiatlowski

Fall 2006
Rishi Jajoo
Lewis Z. Liu

Maximilian Swiatlowski

Summer 2006
Anastasiya Batrachenko
Max Chalfin
Lewis Liu
John Noss
Paula Popescu
Jakub Scholtz

Spring 2006
Mauro Braunstein
Max Chalfin
Susannah Dickerson
Rishi Jajoo
Ellen Martinsek
Jay Patel
Paula Popescu

Fall 2005
Mauro Braunstein
Max Chalfin
Susannah Dickerson
Jay Patel

Summer 2005
Gabriel Billings, Yale University
Mauro Braunstein
Susannah Dickerson
Ohkyung Kwon
Jay Patel
Michael von Korff

Spring 2005
Aram Avetisyan
Max Chalfin
Susannah Dickerson

Fall 2004
Aram Avetisyan
Susannah Dickerson

Summer 2004
Verena I. Martinez Outschoorn, ATRAP Collaboration at CERN
Limor Spector, ATRAP Collaboration at CERN

Spring 2004
Verena I. Martinez Outschoorn

Fall 2003
Verena I. Martinez Outschoorn
Diana Seymour

Summer 2003
Momodoukaba Bah (University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh)
Cynthia Correa
Diana Seymour

Spring 2003
Aaron Saenz

Fall 2002
Aaron Saenz

Summer 2002
Eric Bellm
Christopher Jones (University of Iowa) ATRAP Collaboration at CERN
Zhe Lu
Christine Nattrass (Colorado State University) ATRAP Collaboration at CERN
Ben Smith
Minhua Zhang

Spring 2002
Eleanore Lee Chadderdon
Ramon van Handel (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Fall 2001
Ramon van Handel (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Summer 2001
Cynthia Correa
Oliver Elliott (Amherst College)
Etienne Reyssart (Ecole Normale Superieure)
Aaron Tievsky
Ramon van Handel (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Spring 2001
Etienne Reyssart, Ecole Normale Superieure
Adam Steinert

Fall 2000
Adam Steinert

Summer 2000

Spring 2000
Inna Kozinsky

Fall 1999
Latham Boyle

Summer 1999
Edward Aftandilian
Latham Boyle
Hy Carrel (Cornell University)
Michael Grobis
Corrinne Mills
Adam Steinert

Spring 1999
Michael Grobis
Steven Laufer
Corrinne Mills
Adam Steinert

Fall 1998
Steven Laufer
Corrinne Mills
Adam Steinert

Summer 1998
Michael Grobis
Inna Kozinsky
Corrinne Mills
Caroline Troy
Halla Yang

Spring 1998
Charlene Ahn
Michael Grobis
Scott Gunn
Steven Laufer
Corrinne Mills
Halla Yang

Fall 1997
Charlene Ahn
David Abrams
Inna Kozinsky
Steven Laufer
Evan Levine

Summer 1997
Charlene Ahn
Flora Burstein (high school student)
Inna Kozinsky
Steven Laufer

Spring 1997
Charlene Ahn
Adam Ross

Fall 1996

Summer 1996
Alexandra Rockefeller
Ari Tuchman
David Weekly (high school student)

Spring 1996
Charlene Ahn
Josephine Chen
Ari Tuchman

Fall 1995
Charlene Ahn
Derrick Bass
Jeffrey Chuang
Catharine Hornby

Summer 1995
Jeffrey Chuang
Catherine Hornby
Ari Tuchman
David Weekly

Spring 1995
Derrick Bass
Richard Pengelly (Mellon Mentor Program)
Ari Tuchman

Fall 1994
Derrick Bass
Richard Pengelly (Mellon Mentor Program)

Summer 1994
Anan Copty
Tasha Fairfield
Kelly K. Lee
Richard Pengelly

Spring 1994
Tasha Fairfield
Rajan Lukose
Richard Pengelly (Mellon Mentor Program)
Joseph Tringe

Fall 1993
Kelly K. Lee
Rajan Lukose
Joseph Tringe

Summer 1993
Sarah Groff (high school student)
Kelly K. Lee
Rajan Lukose

Spring 1993
Rajan Lukose
Joseph D. Tan

Fall 1992
Rajan Lukose
Joseph D. Tan

Summer 1992
Rajan Lukose
Joseph D. Tan

Spring 1992
David Bailey
Weihsueh Chiu
Deborah Gitin
Eugene Gorokhovsky
Rajan Lukose
Joseph D. Tan

Fall 1991
David Bailey
David Bear
Rajan Lukose
Eugene Gorokhovsky
Joseph D. Tan

Summer 1991
David Bear
Rose Du (Faculty Aide)
Hua Gao, University of Maine
Rajan Lukose
Sung H. Nam (Rowland Project)
William Startin
Joseph D. Tan

Fall 1990
William J. Startin

Spring 1990
Peter Clateman

Fall 1989
Peter Clateman

Summer 1988
Jeremy Levy
Peter Clateman

Sincere apologies to the many undergraduates who worked in the Gabrielse group before 1988.