Bryce Gadway

Bryce Gadway
Bryce Gadway

Primary Research Area

  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Adjunct Professor
Professor of Physics at The Pennsylvania State University

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Professor Gadway is an experimentalist in atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics. He received his B.A. in astronomy-physics from Colgate University in 2007, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to receive his PhD in physics from Stony Brook University in 2012, working in the group of Dominik Schneble. His thesis research focused on the properties of disordered and low-dimensional atomic quantum gases. From 2012-2014, Professor Gadway was a National Research Council postdoctoral research fellow, working in the group of Deborah Jin and Jun Ye at JILA, in Boulder, Colorado. His postdoctoral research was on strongly correlated systems of ultracold polar molecules. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2014.

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  • NSF CAREER Award recipient (2020)
  • Arnold O. Beckman Research Award recipient, UIUC (2018)
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program award recipient (2018)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, National Research Council (NRC) (2012-2014)
  • President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students, Stony Brook University (2013)
  • Leroy Apker Award, American Physical Society (2007)

Recent Courses Taught

  • PHYS 211 - University Physics: Mechanics
  • PHYS 213 - Univ Physics: Thermal Physics
  • PHYS 214 - Univ Physics: Quantum Physics

Semesters Ranked Excellent Teacher by Students

Spring 2018PHYS 214