Jacob P. Covey

Assistant Professor


Jacob P. Covey

Primary Research Area

  • AMO / Quantum Physics
327 Loomis Laboratory

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Research Interests

  • Quantum Optics
  • Atomic Physics
  • Quantum Information Science

Research Statement

Arrays of neutral atoms are quickly emerging as a scalable platform for quantum science. Recent breakthroughs have enabled the individual control of large numbers of neutral atoms through the use of reconfigurable optical tweezer arrays. More recently, this control has been extended to alkaline-earth(-like) atoms, which are employed in the most precise atomic clocks. Covey's research group will focus on arrays of neutral alkaline-earth(-like) atoms in optical tweezers. He is interested in a wide range of topics from fundamental physics to metrology to device engineering.


  • Springer PhD Thesis Award (2018)
  • Richard Chace Tolman Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship, Caltech (2017)
  • DoD National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2013)
  • Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship, UW-Madison (2010)

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Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)