First-Year Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Physics and Astronomy
Office: 253 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 77756
Lab: 250, 251, 254, 308 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext: 20417, 44539
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Graduate Program Appointment
Full Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or Ph.D.
High-precision laser spectroscopy of atoms; Experimental tests of Quantum Electrodynamics and the Standard Model; Antimatter, especially antihydrogen and positronium; Exotic states of matter; Laser cooling and atom trapping.
I conduct antimatter research with the aim of producing and trapping large numbers of antihydrogen atoms. Comparing the atomic structure of antihydrogen and hydrogen provides a direct comparison between matter and antimatter atoms and a strong test of fundamental symmetries in nature. I am also comparing measurements of positronium, an electron bound to an antielectron, to test the predictions of quantum electrodynamics theory.