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Nathan Harshman

Department Chair, Physics
Department of Physics

  • Professor Harshman pursues research in theoretical physics, focusing his studies on the intersection of quantum information theory and particle physics. Entanglement is a fundamental resource for many future quantum information processing applications like quantum computation and encryption, and Professor Harshman explores how to quantify and detect entanglement in composite particle systems such as molecules and atoms and fundamental particles like electrons and photons. He teaches across the physics curriculum from introductory courses to independent studies on advanced topics.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Theoretical Particle Physics, University of Texas at Austin
    BS, Double major: Physics and English, Duke University

  • CAS - Physics
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  • Fall 2015

  • Spring 2016

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Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

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  • Teaching with Technology Award 2007; Center for Teaching Excellence, American University
    Cottrell College Science Award; Research Corporation, 2006-2008
    Fulbright Junior Lectureship; US State Department and Faculty of Physics, University of Trento, Spring 2006



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