Berkeley Physics congratulates Norman Yao on being awarded a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for his research in AMO and condensed matter physics. Here's a bit about his research:
In recent years, it has become possible to assemble complex quantum mechanical systems from individual atoms, ions, and molecules. Building upon these advances, the Norman Yao group employs a variety of theoretical, numerical and experimental tools to investigate new phenomena in systems that are far from thermal equilibrium. Such systems can exhibit diverse behaviors, ranging from time translation symmetry breaking to localization protected quantum order.
Learn more about Yao’s work in the video below.
The Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering are among the nation’s largest nongovernmental fellowships, designed to allow maximum flexibility in how the funding is used. Since 1988, this program has supported the blue-sky thinking of scientists and engineers in the hopes that their research over time will lead to new discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance our understanding of the universe.