John E Thomas

Fritz London Professor Emeritus

Office: 
185 Physics
Campus Box: 
90305
Phone: 
(919) 660-2508

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Energy measurement and virial theorem for confined universal Fermi gases
Phys. Rev. A (2008)

Observation of nearly perfect irrotational flow in normal and superfluid strongly interacting Fermi gases
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2007)

Measurement of sound velocity in a Fermi gas near a Feshbach resonance
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2007)

Measurement of the entropy and critical temperature of a strongly interacting Fermi gas
Phys. Rev. Lett (2007)

Atom cooling: Ultracold Fermi gas on a chip
Nature Physics (2006)

Evaporative cooling of a unitary Fermi mixtures in optical traps
New J. Phys. (2006)

Optically trapped Fermi gases model strong interactions in nature
Optics and Photonics News (2005)

Virial theorem and universality in a unitary Fermi gas
Physical Review Letters (2005)

Observation of phase conjugation of light arising from enhanced backscattering in a random medium
Physical Review Letters (2005)

Heat capacity of a strongly-interacting Fermi gas
Science (2005)

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy - MIT
Bachelor of Science - MIT

Preparation of a degenerate, two-component Fermi gas by evaporation in a single beam optical trap
In OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2002), OSA Technical Digest edited by . ; pp. 169-170. : Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C..

Optical trapping of a two-component Fermi gas
In Proceedings of the XV International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy edited by S. Chu, V. Vuletic, A. J. Kerman, and C. Chin. ; pp. 46-54. : World Scientific, New Jersey.

Modeling the evaporative cooling of fermionic atoms in an optical trap
In Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest edited by . ; pp. 253. : Optical Society of America, Washington, DC,.

Optically trapped Fermi gas
In OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference edited by . ; pp. 253-254. : Optical Society of America, Washington, DC.

Classical-wave analogs of quantum measurement
In OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest edited by . ; pp. 62-63. : Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C..

Two-window heterodyne methods for measurement of optical coherence in multiple scattering media
In OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (TOPS) Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS 2001), Technical Digest edited by . ; pp. 145-146. : Optical Society of America, Washington, DC.

Time-resolved optical phase space distributions for coherent backscatter
In Saratov Fall Meeting ‘99: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine edited by Valery V. Tuchin; Dmitry A Zimnyakov; Alexander B. Pravdin. ; pp. 130-134. : .

Wigner Phase Space Distributions and Coherence Tomography
In Optical Pulse and Beam Propagation II edited by Yehuda B Band. ; pp. 147-155. : .

Measurement of Smoothed Wigner Phase Space Distributions for Low-Coherence Light in Multiple Scattering Media
In Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications III edited by Valery V. Tuchin and Joseph A. Izatt. ; pp. 2. : .

Optical Phase Space Distributions for Low Coherence Light in Turbid Media
In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics edited by . ; : Optical Society of America.

2010 Dasari Lecture
1997 Fellow, American Physical Society
1990 NIST Precision Measurements Grant
1980 C. S. Draper Career Development Chair at MIT
1973 Hertz Foundation Predoctoral Fellow
1973 Phi Beta Kappa
1973 Sigma Chi