David Patterson

Assistant Professor

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Broida 4103


Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics 


The Patterson group is extending the tools of atomic, molecular, and optical physics to prepare polyatomic molecules in single quantum states for the first time.  Research interests include the development of quantum information systems, high precision spectroscopy, parity violation in molecular spectra, and single molecule chemical and chiral analysis.  The group also develops novel spectroscopy methods to realize ultraprecise chemical analysis of diverse systems.