John E Thomas

Fritz London Professor Emeritus

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

Details

Universal quantum viscosity in a unitary Fermi gas
Science Online (2010)

Observation of shock waves in a strongly interacting Fermi gas
Physical Review Letters (2010)

The nearly perfect Fermi gas
Physics Today (2010)

Is an ultra-cold strongly interacting Fermi gas a perfect fluid
Nucl. Phys. A (2009)

Controlling spin current in a trapped Fermi gas
Phys. Rev. Lett (2009)

Inelastic collisions of a Fermi gas in the BEC-BCS crossover
Phys. Rev. Lett. (2009)

Experiments with Interacting Fermi gases
Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. (2009)

Thermodynamic measurements in a strongly interacting Fermi gas
J. Low. Temp. Phys. (2009)

Is a gas of strongly interacting atomic fermions a nearly perfect fluid?
J. Low Temp. Phys. (2008)

Observation of anomalous spin segregation in a trapped Fermi gas
Phys. Rev. Lett (2008)

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

Unitary Fermi gases
In Contemporary Concepts of Condensed Matter Science: Ultracold Bosonic and Fermionic Gases edited by . August, 2010; : Elsevier.

Fermi Gases with Tunable Interactions
In Proceedings of the XXI International Conference on Atomic Physics edited by R. Cote, P. L. Gould, M. Rozman, and W. W. Smith. April, 2009; pp. 201-212. : World Scientific.

Fermi Gases with Tunable Interactions
In Conference proceedings, ICAP 2008 edited by . June, 2008; : .

Universal thermodynamics of a strongly interacting Fermi gas
In AIP Conference Proceedings edited by Y. Takano, S. P. Hershfield, S. O. Hill, P. J. Hirshfeld, and A. M. Goldman. ; pp. 69-76. : AIP.

Optical trapping and fundamental studies of atomic Fermi gases
In Proceedings of the SPIE edited by . ; pp. 632602. : .

Universal thermodynamics of a strongly-interacting Fermi gas
In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Low Temperature Physics edited by . August, 2005; : .

Thermodynamics and mechanical properties of a strongly-interacting Fermi gas
In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy edited by . June, 2005; : .

Dynamics of a highly-Degenerate, strongly-Interacting Fermi gas
In Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Laser edited by H. Bacor and P. Hannaford. ; : .

Dynamics of a highly-Degenerate, strongly-Interacting Fermi gas
In Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Laser edited by H. Bacor and P. Hannaford. ; : .

Time-resolved, two-window measurement of Wigner functions for coherent backscatter from a turbid medium
In Saratov Fall Meeting 2001: Coherent Optics of Ordered and Random Media II edited by Dmitry A. Zimnyakov. ; pp. 22-29. : .

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