Two new professors join the department

We are excited to welcome two new assistant professors to the Department of Physics.

KealhoferProf. Catherine Kealhofer earned her A.B. from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University. She joins us from a postdoctoral research position at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, where she developed terahertz-based pulse compression for ultrafast electron diffraction. This fall semester she is starting up her experimental research lab at Williams, while teaching Physics 201 “Electricity and Magnetism.”

SinghProf. Swati Singh will arrive in the spring term. She earned her B.Sc. from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and her Ph.D. in physics from the University of Arizona. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Prof. Singh has broad theoretical interests, including quantum optics and condensed matter systems. She will teach Physics 302 “Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics” in the spring.