This thesis makes significant advances in the use of microspheres in optical traps as highly precise sensing platforms.
Logan completed his PhD in physics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2022 under the supervision of Professor Mark Raizen. Now, Logan continues to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the same group while coordinating his next position. Previously, he earned an MS in applied physics, under the supervision of Professor Lincoln Carr, and a BS in engineering physics from the Colorado School of Mines. Logan has broad research interests ranging from acoustics to quantum many-body dynamics. He particularly enjoys numerics for simulation and data analysis, and building instruments to make new measurements.