Margaret E Shea, Research Assistant, Ph D Student  

Margaret E Shea

Office Location: FCIEMAS 3539
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Atomic, molecular, and optical physics

MS, Duke University, 2016
BS cum Laude, Yale Univeristy, 2008

Research Categories: Optics, Atomic Physics, Quantum Information Science

Current projects: single atom trap for quantum computing

Areas of Interest:
atomic physics
quantum information science

Recent Publications

  1. S. Ask, M.A. Parker, T. Sandoval, M.E. Shea, W.J. Stirling, Using gamma+jets Production to Calibrate the Standard Model Z(nunu)+jets Background to New Physics Processes at the LHC, JHEP, vol. 2011 no. 10 (October, 2011), pp. 058 [2803]  [abs].

Curriculum Vitae

I am a graduate student and University Scholar in the Duke Physics department where I work in Dan Gauthier's Quantum Electronics Laboratory. I am building a single neutral atom remote entanglement experiment for use in a quantum repeater protocol. Distributed entanglement = Fundamentally Secure Communication!

Selected Talks

  1. Construction of a single atom trap for quantum information protocols, May 23, 2016, 47th Annual Meeting of the APS Devision of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP '16)    
  2. A low-cost, tunable laser lock without laser frequency modulation, June 10, 2015, DAMOP 2015, Columbus, Ohio [3]    
  3. Studying the Ratio of γ + jets to Z + jets Production at the ATLAS Detector, September 13, 2012, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan    
  4. Using γ + jets production to calibrate Z(→υυ) + jets at the LHC, September 2, 2010, Durham University, Durham, England