Seth A. M. Aubin


 

Professional Experience :

   Associate Professor, August 2013 - present
   College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

   Assistant Professor, December 2006 - August 2013
   College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

   Post-Doctoral Fellow, September 2003 - September 2006
   Professor: Joseph H. Thywissen, Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto.

   Graduate Research Assistant, May 1999 - July 2003
   Advisor: Luis A. Orozco, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, SUNY Stony Brook.

   High School Mathematics Teacher, 1995-1997
   Employer: U.S. Peace Corps, Guinea, West Africa.




Education:

   Ph.D. in Physics, 1997-2003
   SUNY Stony Brook.

   B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics, 1991-1995
   Yale University.

   License de Physique, 1993-1994
   Magistère Inter-universitaire de Physique (MIP), Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris).




Recent Awards and Fellowships:

   Fulbright Scholar, 2014-16. [Link]
   Fulbright Canada Flex Award held at the TRIUMF accelerator, Vancouver, Canada.

   NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship , Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto, June 2004 - June 2006.
   Canada-wide competitive selection.

   Outstanding Thesis Award , SUNY Stony Brook, 2003.
   University-wide competitive selection among Ph.D. graduates.

   New Focus Award, Top Prize , 2002. [Link] [Talk, 2.8 MB]
   Competitive selection for research excellence, presentation prowess, and leadership in the optics community.
   Presented by the Optical Society of America and New Focus Inc. at CLEO/QELS 2002 in Long Beach, CA.




Publications:

   J. Zhang, R. Collister, K. Shiells, M. Tandecki, S. Aubin, J.A. Behr, E. Gomez, A. Gorelov, G. Gwinner,
   L.A. Orozco, M.R. Pearson, and Y. Zhao
   Efficient inter-trap transfer of cold francium atoms
   Hyperfine Interact. 237, 150 (2016). [PDF]

   J. Zhang, M. Tandecki, R. Collister, S. Aubin, J.A. Behr, E. Gomez, G. Gwinner, L.A. Orozco, M.R. Pearson,
   and G. D. Sprouse
   Hyperfine Anomalies in Fr: Boundaries of the Spherical Single Particle Model
   Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 042501 (2015). [PDF]

   M. Tandecki, J. Zhang, S. Aubin, J.A. Behr, R. Collister, E. Gomez, G. Gwinner, H. Heggen, J. Lassen,
   L.A. Orozco, M.R. Pearson, S. Raeder, and A. Teigelhofer
   Offline trapping of 221Fr in a magneto-optical trap from implantation of an 225Ac ion beam
   J. Instr. 9, P10013 (2014). [PDF]

   R. Collister, G. Gwinner, M. Tandecki, J.A. Behr, M.R. Pearson, J. Zhang, L.A. Orozco, S. Aubin, and E. Gomez
   Isotope shifts in francium isotopes 206-213Fr and 221Fr
   Phys. Rev. A 90, 052502 (2014). [PDF]

   T. A. Byrd, K. K. Das, K. A. Mitchell, S. Aubin, and J. B. Delos
   Matter, energy, and heat transfer in a ballistic atom pump
   Phys. Rev. E 90, 052107 (2014). [PDF]

   M. K. Ivory, T. A. Byrd, A. J. Pyle, K. K. Das, K. A. Mitchell, S. Aubin, and J. B. Delos
   Ballistic atom pumps
   Phys. Rev. A 90, 023602 (2014). [PDF]

   M. K. Ivory, A. R. Ziltz, C. T. Fancher, A. J. Pyle, A. Sensharma, B. Chase, J. P. Field, A. Garcia, D. Jervis, and S. Aubin
   Atom chip apparatus for experiments with ultracold rubidium and potassium gases
   Rev. Sci. Instrum. 85, 043102 (2014). [PDF]

   C. Chen, M. K. Ivory, S. Aubin, and J. B. Delos
   Dynamical Monodromy
   Phys. Rev. E 89, 012919 (2014). [PDF]

   M. Tandecki, J. Zhang, R. Collister, S. Aubin, J.A. Behr, E. Gomez, G. Gwinner, L.A. Orozco, and M.R. Pearson
   Commissioning of the Francium Trapping Facility at TRIUMF
   J. Instr. 8, P12006 (2013). [PDF]

   E. Gomez, S. Aubin, R. Collister, J. A. Behr, G. Gwinner, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, M. Tandecki,
   D. Sheng, and J. Zhang
   The FrPNC Experiment, weak interaction studies in Francium at TRIUMF
   J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 387, 012004 (2012). [PDF]

   T. A. Byrd, M. K. Ivory, A. J. Pyle, S. Aubin, K. A. Mitchell, J. B. Delos, K. K. Das
   Scattering by an oscillating barrier: quantum, classical, and semiclassical comparison  
   Phys. Rev. A 86, 013622 (2012).[PDF]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. A. Behr, M. R. Pearson, D. Sheng, J. Zhang, R. Collister, D. Melconian, Y. Zhao,
   V. V. Flambaum, G. D. Sprouse, L. A. Orozco, and G. Gwinner
   Atomic Parity Non-Conservation in Francium: The FrPNC Experiment at TRIUMF
   Nuovo Cimento C (2012). [PDF]
   The original publication is available at http://www.sif.it/journals/ [link]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. A. Behr, M. R. Pearson, D. Sheng, J. Zhang, R. Collister, D. Melconian, V. V. Flambaum,
   G. D. Sprouse, L. A. Orozco, and G. Gwinner
   The FrPNC Experiment at TRIUMF: Atomic Parity Non-Conservation in Francium
   Proceedings of the PANIC 2011 conference, p. 555-557, AIP (2012).[PDF]

   S. Martinez, L. Hernandez, D. Reyes, E. Gomez, M. Ivory, C. Davison, and S. Aubin
   Note: Fast, small, and low vibration mechanical laser shutters
   Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 046102 (2011). [PDF]

   M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, J. McKeever, A. B. Bardon, S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, T. Schumm, and J. H. Thywissen
   Fermions on Atom Chips
   Chapter 12 of Atom Chips, J. Reichel, V. Vuletic, eds., p. 365-394, (Wiley: 2011). [PDF]

   K. K. Das and S. Aubin
   Quantum Pumping with Ultracold Atoms on Microchips: Fermions versus Bosons
   Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 123007 (2009). [PDF]

   E. Gomez, S. Aubin, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse, E. Iskrenova-Tchoukova, and M. S. Safronova
   Nuclear Magnetic Moment of 210Fr: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach
   Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 172502 (2008). [PDF]

   E. Gomez, S. Aubin, G. D. Sprouse, L. A. Orozco, and D. P. DeMille
   Measurement method for the nuclear anapole moment of laser-trapped alkali-metal atoms
   Phys. Rev. A 75, 033418 (2007). [PDF]

   M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, T. Schumm, B. Cieslak, S. Myrskog, A. Stummer, S. Aubin, and J. H. Thywissen
   Dual-species quantum degeneracy of 40K and 87Rb on an atom chip
   Atomic Physics 20, 241-249 (2006). [PDF]

   S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, D. McKay, A. Stummer, and J. H. Thywissen
   Rapid sympathetic cooling to Fermi degeneracy on a chip 
   Nature Physics 2, 384 (2006). See also arXiv: cond-mat/0512518 [PDF]

   S. Aubin, M. H. T. Extavour, S. Myrskog, L. J. LeBlanc, J. Estève, S. Singh, P. Scrutton, D. McKay, R. McKenzie,
   I. Leroux, A. Stummer, and J. H. Thywissen
   Trapping fermionic 40K and bosonic 87Rb on a chip
   J. Low Temp. Phys. 140 , 377 (2005) [PDF]

   E. Gomez, S. Aubin, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse
   Lifetime and hyperfine splitting measurements on the 7s and 6p levels in rubidium
   J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21 , 2058 (2004) [PDF]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, G. D. Sprouse
   Lifetimes of the 9s and 8p levels of atomic francium
   Phys. Rev. A 70 , 042504 (2004) [PDF]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, K. Gulyuz, L. A. Orozco, J. Sell, and G. D. Sprouse
   Francium developments at Stony Brook
   Nucl. Phys. A 746 , 459c (2004) [PDF]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse
   Lifetime measurement of the 9s level of Atomic Francium
   Opt. Lett. 28 , 2055-2057 (2003) [PDF]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse
   High efficiency magneto-optical trap for unstable isotopes
   Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74 , 4342-4351 (2003) [PDF]

   G. D. Sprouse, S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. M. Grossman, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, and M. True
   Atomic probes of electromagnetic and weak interactions with trapped radioactive atoms
   Eur. Phys. J. A 13 , 239 (2002) [PDF]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. M. Grossman, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, G. D. Sprouse, and D. P. DeMille
   Francium spectroscopy and a possible measurement of the nuclear anapole moment
   ICOLS XV proceedings , ed. S. Chu, V. Vuletic, A. J. Kerman, and C. Chin, World Scientific (2001). [PDF]

   S. Kulin, S. Aubin, S. Christe, B. Peker, S. L. Rolston and L. A. Orozco
   A single hollow-beam optical trap for cold atoms
   J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 3 , 353 (2001) [PDF]

   P. B. Allen, S. Aubin, and R. B. Doak
   Surface Phonons and Other Localized Excitations
   Am. J. Phys. 68 , 228-231 (2000) [PDF]

   J. E. Simsarian, S. Aubin, J. S. Grossman, L. A. Orozco, M. Pearson, G. D. Sprouse, and W. Z. Zhao
   Parity Violation in Atoms and Polarized Electron Scattering, p. 312
   Ed. B. Frois and M.-A. Bouchiat, World Scientific (1999).





Presentations:

   S. Aubin
   FrPNC at TRIUMF: Atomic Parity Violation in Francium
   Invited talk at the PAVI 2011 conference, Rome, Italy (September 2011). [Talk, 5 MB]

   S. Aubin
   FrPNC at TRIUMF: Atomic Parity Violation in Francium
   Invited talk at the PANIC 2011 conference, MIT (July 2011). [Talk, 5 MB]

   S. Aubin
   Laser Cooling and Atom Lasers
   LaserFest 2010, Small Hall open house (November 2010). [Talk, 4 MB]

   S. Aubin
   RF and Microwave Near-Field Traps for Ultracold Atoms
   Seminar via video link to the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (May 2010). [Talk, 19 MB]

   S. Aubin
   Quantum Physics and Ultra-Cold Matter
   High school presentation, Washington, DC (December 2009). [Talk, 15 MB]

   S. Aubin
   Ultra-Cold Matter Technology for Many-Body Physics and Interferometry
   Seminar at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (May 2008). [Talk, 32 MB]

   S. Aubin
   Ultra-Cold Matter Technology for Many-Body Physics and Interferometry
   Colloquium at Fordham University, Bronx, NY (March 2008). [Talk, 32 MB]

   S. Aubin
   Ultra-Cold Matter Technology for Many-Body Physics and Interferometry
   Seminar talk at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (April 2007).[Talk, 16.4 MB]

   S. Aubin
   Ultra-Cold Matter Technology: physics and applications
   Talk at the NRC, Ottawa, Canada (June 2006).[Talk, 11.9 MB]

   S. Aubin, L. J. LeBlanc, S. Myrskog, M. H. T. Extavour, D. McKay, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   Light scattering of degenerate fermions
   Talk at DAMOP 2006, Knoxville, TN.[Talk, 7.1 MB]

   S.Aubin
   Fundamental Physics with Ultra-Cold Matter: from particle physics to condensed matter
   Colloquium at the Dept. of Physics, University of Manitoba (March 2006). [Talk, 17.2 MB]

   S.Aubin
   Fundamental Physics with Ultra-Cold Matter: from particle physics to condensed matter
   Colloquium at the School of Natural Sciences, UC Merced (March 2006). [Talk, 16.9 MB]

   S.Aubin
   Fundamental Physics with Ultra-Cold Matter: from particle physics to condensed matter
   Colloquium at the Dept. of Physics, University of Delaware (March 2006). [Talk, 17.9 MB]

   S.Aubin
   Fundamental Physics with Ultra-Cold Matter: from particle physics to condensed matter
   Colloquium at the Dept. of Physics, College of William and Mary (February 2006). [Talk, 17.2 MB]

   S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, I. D. Leroux, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   Bose-Fermi Degeneracy in a Micro-Magnetic Trap
   Invited talk at the CIAR Ultra-cold Matter Workshop 2006, Banff, AB. [Talk, 7.8 MB]

   S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, I. D. Leroux, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   Towards ultra-cold Bose-Fermi mixtures in a micro-magnetic trap
   Talk at Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) conference 2005, Vancouver, BC. [Talk, 7.6 MB]

   S. Aubin, S. Myrskog, M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, I. D. Leroux, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   Towards ultra-cold Bose-Fermi mixtures in a micro-magnetic trap
   Talk at DAMOP 2005, Lincoln, NE.[Talk, 7.6 MB]

   S. Aubin, M. H. T. Extavour, L. J. LeBlanc, S. Myrskog, I. D. Leroux, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   Towards ultra-cold Bose-Fermi mixtures in a micro-magnetic trap
   Poster at Banff Cold Atom Meeting 2005, Banff, AB. [poster, 1.2 MB]

   S. Aubin, M. H. T. Extavour, S. Myrskog, L. J. LeBlanc, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   A microtrap for ultra-cold degenerate fermions
   Invited talk at graduate seminar of Dept. of Physics, York University, September 2004.[Talk, 13.8 MB]

   S. Aubin, M. H. T. Extavour, S. Myrskog, A. Stummer, J. H. Thywissen
   A microtrap for ultra-cold degenerate fermions
   Poster at DAMOP 2004, Tuscon, AZ.[Poster, 1.1 MB][banner, 283 KB]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse
   Spectroscopy of the 9s and 8p levels of atomic francium
   Talk at APS March Meeting 2004, Montreal, PQ. [Talk, 1.8 MB]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse
   Precision spectroscopy of the 9s and 8p levels of atomic francium
   Talk at Banff Cold Atom Meeting 2004, Banff, AB. [Talk, 1.8 MB]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. M. Grossman, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse
   Trapping of francium for parity violation experiments
   Talk at CLEO/QELS conference 2002, Long Beach, CA. [Talk, 2.8 MB]

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. M. Grossman, L. A. Orozco, and G. D. Sprouse
   Method for a Direct Measurement of the Anapole Moment
   Poster at International Laser Science (ILS) XVII conference 2001, Long Beach, CA.

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J. M. Grossman, L. A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, G. D. Sprouse, and D. P. Demille.
   Francium Spectroscopy and a Possible Measurement of the Nuclear Anapole Moment
   Poster at ICOLS XV conference 2001, Snowbird, UT.

   S. Aubin, E. Gomez, J.S. Grossman, L.A. Orozco, M. R. Pearson, G. D. Sprouse
   Possible direct measurement of the nuclear anapole moment of francium
   Poster at DAMOP conference 2001, London, ON.

   S. Aubin , S. D. Christe, B. Peker, and L. A. Orozco
   Single beam optical trap with an axicon lens
   Poster at CLEO\QELS conference 2000, San Francisco, CA.

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