Ben Girodias

I am interested in quantum mechanical interactions between light and matter. Specifically, I focus on studying quantum many-body systems using quantum spectroscopy. Because quantum sources of light (such as squeeze or Schrödinger-cat states) with the needed intensity are not readily available, we rely on the cluster-expansion transformation, which is a robust scheme that projects a system’s response to quantum light from coherent laser spectroscopy measurements. Such collaboration between theory and experiment spurs insight and develops new understanding.


B.A., Physics, Pomona College, 2011.


Quasi one-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate in gravito-optical surface trap 
Javed Akram, Benjamin Girodias, Axel Pelster
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49, 075302 (2016)