KALI WILSON







CONTACT

Email: k.wilson@hw.ac.uk
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Office: Perkin Annex G.02


BIOGRAPHY

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.


EDUCATION

Ph.D. (Optical Sciences), College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA (2010-2015); Advisor Prof. Brian P. Anderson.
M.Sc. (Optical Sciences), College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA (2008-2010)
B.A. (Physics with Honors) Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA (2000-2004)


AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2013-2014 University of Arizona TRIF Imaging Fellowship
2010-2013 US Dept. of Energy Graduate Research Fellowship
2010 US National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2010 US National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Research Fellowship
2008-2010 Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research 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).
K.E. Wilson, E.C. Samson, Z.L. Newman, T.W. Neely and B.P. Anderson, Experimental methods for generating two-dimensional quantum turbulence in Bose-Einstein condensates, Annual Review of Cold Atoms and Molecules, Vol. 1, Chpt. 7, Pgs. 261-298 (2013) Eds: Kirk Madison, Yiqiu Wang, Ana Maria Rey and Kai Bongs.





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