Kali Wilson was born in Boston, USA in 1982. She obtained a BA in Physics with Honors from Wellesley College, USA in 2004, including a summer research internship in the Molecular Collisions Laboratory at Wesleyan University. From 2004-2008 she taught high school physics at Governor Dummer Academy outside of Boston. In 2008 she began her PhD studying superfluid dynamics in Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) under the direction of Prof. Brian P. Anderson at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona in Tucson, USA. She obtained an MS in Optical Sciences in 2010 and a PhD in Optical Sciences in 2015. Her PhD research, ‘Developing a Toolkit for Experimental Studies of Two-Dimensional Quantum Turbulence in Bose-Einstein Condensates,’ involved developing imaging techniques for in situ observation of quantum vortices in dilute gas BECs, and developing experimental methods for generating two-dimensional quantum turbulence in BECs. She joined the Extreme Light group at Heriot-Watt University as a Post Doctoral Research Associate in May 2015.
Ph.D. (Optical Sciences), College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA (2010-2015); Advisor Prof. Brian P. Anderson.
AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2013-2014 University of Arizona TRIF Imaging Fellowship
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
K.E. Wilson, Z.L. Newman, J.D. Lowney and B.P. Anderson, In situ imaging of vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates, Physical Review A 91, 023621 (2015).