Congratulations to graduate student Bryan Myers, winner of a prestigious National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate Fellowship!
This Department of Defense program serves to increase the number of U.S. citizens trained in one of 15 supported disciplines, including Physics. Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
Bryan is working in Professor Ania Jayich’s lab to develop a versatile tool to sense weak magnetic fields by the optical detection of quantum spin coherence in nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect centers in diamond. The far-reaching prospects for a such a diamond magnetometer (DM) are fascinating, from condensed matter to biology, due to the unique potential of combined nanoscale resolution, sensitivity to low fields, and variable temperature operation (mK to well above room-T).