David Leibrandt (PI)
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  • David Leibrandt is a Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA. Prior to moving to UCLA in 2022, he was an Associate Professor Adjoint at the University of Colorado and led the trapped-ion optical atomic clock and precision measurement experiments within the Ion Storage Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, CO. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009 and his B.S.E. in Engineering Physics from the University of Michigan in 2004. David is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a recipient of the EFTF Young Scientist Award and the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award for the development of optical atomic clocks based on quantum-logic spectroscopy of aluminum ions with record fractional inaccuracy below 10-18. [CV]

Asad Contractor (Graduate Student)
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  • Asad Contractor is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UCLA. Asad performs research on thorium nuclear clocks.