Nicholas J. Laurita Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Scholar of

The Institute For Quantum Information and Matter, Caltech

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Hi! I’m Dr. Nicholas Laurita, a quantum condensed matter physicist trying to understand how our universe works at the most fundamental levels.  My research utilizes the interaction between matter and light to search for and study “quantum matter,” – materials who display quantum mechanics on the macroscopic scale.

Currently my research takes place at The Institute For Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at The California Institute of Technology, where I am an IQIM postdoctoral scholar.  Prior to my current position, I was a Ph.D. student of The Institute For Quantum Matter (IQM) at Johns Hopkins University as an Owen Fellow, a two time ARCS Scholar, and the recipient of the 2014 Rowland Prize for innovation and excellence in teaching.