Congratulations Julia Pfatteicher '19 on completing her honors thesis!

We test the laws of physics and search for new laws by making precise measurements of the quantum states of simple systems like molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles. Our current work focuses on the vibration of molecules as a probe for time-variation of fundamental constants. Such variation could arise from quantum gravity or dark matter.

Here is a link to our poster
from DAMOP 2019.

Our work is funded by Amherst College and the US National Science Foundation (RUI PHY-1806223, CAREER PHY-1255170), with prior support from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.