Welcome to my personal website

2018-12-28 - Our Caltech paper on controlling alkaline-earth atoms in optical tweezers has been published in PRX and featured as a Viewpoint in Physics.

2018-11-23 - Our MIT paper on environment-assisted quantum-enhanced sensing with electronic spins in diamond has been released on the arXiv.

2018-11-14 - Our Caltech paper on repeated imaging of strontium atoms in clock-magic tweezer arrays has been released on the arXiv.

2018-07-02 - Our MIT paper on the spectral identification of electron-nuclear spin defects in diamond has been released on the arXiv.

My name is Alexandre Cooper(-Roy) and I am an IQIM
 Postdoctoral Scholar in the Endres Lab at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter in the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at Caltech. I received a PhD in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT in September 2016 for my thesis on the coherent control of electron spins in diamond for applications in quantum information science and quantum sensing. I conducted my research in the Quantum Engineering Group under the supervision of Prof. Paola Cappellaro. I am an independent and critical thinker that is curious about discovering innovative approaches to better understand the world and translating fundamental discoveries into technological applications. You will learn more about my scientific background and social upbringing by reading my curriculum vitae and personal statement.

My research interests are in the areas of atomic physics, quantum control, and quantum information processing, more specifically the characterization and control of open quantum systems. My research focuses on the theoretical development and experimental demonstration of coherent control techniques to characterize the dynamics of open quantum systems, such as single electron spins in diamond interacting with their classical and quantum environment. You will learn more about my research interests on the research and publications pages.

I am always looking for opportunities to apply my criticial thinking and scientific skills to address important scientific problems in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or believe that we could establish productive synergies. My email address is the url of this website.