Kevin Wright

Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Professor Wright is an experimental physicist who uses ultra-cold atomic gases to study quantum many-body phenomena such as superfluidity. He holds a B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester (2009). He received a Research Associate Fellowship from the National Research Council in 2009 for his postoctoral work at the Joint Quantum Institute in Maryland. Professor Wright joined the Dartmouth physics faculty in 2013.

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Department(s): 
Physics and Astronomy
Education: 
B.S. Brigham Young University
Ph.D. University of Rochester

Selected Publications

Monolithic bowtie cavity traps for ultracold gases. Yanping Cai, Daniel G. Allman, Parth Sabharwal, and Kevin Wright. Journal of the American Optical society B, 37, 3596-3603 (2020)

Topology, edge states, and zero-energy states of ultracold atoms in one-dimensional optical superlattices with alternating on-site potentials or hopping coefficients. Yan He, Kevin Wright, Said Kouachi, and Chih-Chun Chien Physical Review A, 97, 023618 (2018)

Driving phase slips in a superfluid atom circuit with a rotating weak link, K. C. Wright, R. B. Blakestad, C. J. Lobb, W. D. Phillips, and G. K. Campbell, Physical Review Letters 110, 025302 (2013)

Superflow in a Toroidal Bose-Einstein Condensate: An Atom Circuit with a Tunable Weak Link, A. Ramanathan, K. C. Wright, S. R. Muniz, M. Zelan, W. T. Hill, III, C. J. Lobb, K. Helmerson, W. D. Phillips, and G. K. Campbell, Physical Review Letters 106, 130401 (2011)

Sculpting the Vortex State of a Spinor BEC, K. C. Wright, L. S. Leslie, A. Hansen, and N. P. Bigelow, Physical Review Letters 102, 030405 (2009)

Works in progress

Persistent currents in rings of ultracold fermionic atoms. Yanping Cai, Daniel G. Allman, Parth Sabharwal, and Kevin Wright - Preprint version on arXiv (Currently in review)