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Matt Norcia Wins JILA Scientific Achievement Award

Published: 02-19-2016
Source: JILA Scientific Communications

Dr. James Thompson stands next to graduate student Matt Norcia, who won a JILA Scientific Achievement Award for building a strontium cavity-QED experiment from scratch.

Graduate Student Matt Norcia (Thompson group) received a JILA Scientific Achievement Award on February 18. The announcement took place during a special snack time in the Sunrise Room of the JILA Tower.

Norcia was cited for building a strontium cavity-QED experiment from scratch. Norcia’s advisor, James Thompson, nominated him for the prestigious award. Thompson noted that Norcia’s experiment had accomplished important research goals for the group. Norcia's work is expected to result in publications in Physical Review A, Physical Review X, and Science.

“I believe that Matt is one of the best experimentalists I have ever worked with here at JILA and at MIT,” Thompson said in his nomination letter.

Congratulations Matt!

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