brian odom

Assistant Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy

2145 Sheridan Rd.
Room F315
Evanston, IL 60208

Tel: 847-467-5452
Fax: 847-467-6857

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Brian Odom

Brian graduated from Stanford Univerity with a Bachelor's in Physics. He did his PhD research at Harvard University with Jerry Gabrielse, using a Penning trap to make a much-improved measurement of the electron magnetic moment; for this work, Brian received the 2006 DAMOP thesis award. For his postdoc, Brian took up dark matter research with supervisor Juan Collar at University of Chicago. Now at Northwestern, he leads an atomic and molecular trapping group.

Academic Training
Kavli Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, 2004-2008
Ph.D. Physics, Harvard University, 2005
B.S. Physics, Stanford University, 1995

Awards and Honors
Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 2009-2012
Young Investigator award (YIP), Air Force Office of Scientific Research, 2009-2012
Packard Fellow, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 2009-2014
CAREER Award, National Academy of Sciences, 2009-2014
Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, 2008
Arthur H. Compton Lecturer, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 2006
Thesis Award, American Institute of Physics, Division of Atomic, Molecular, Optical Physics, 2006
Kavli Institute Fellowship, Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, 2004-2008




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