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Ryan M. Wilson, Assistant Professor

Dr. Ryan M. Wilson

United States Naval Academy
Chauvenet Hall - Physics Dept.
572 Holloway Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21402-5026

Tel: +1 410 293 6692
Office: Chauvenet Hall 289

CV (July 2017)
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  • Ph.D. in Physics, Dec. 2011
    • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • Thesis:  "Manifestations of the Roton in Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensates"
    • Advisor:  John L. Bohn
  • B.S. in Physics & Applied Mathematics, May 2006
    • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Research Interests

  • Ordering and collective behavior in quantum systems
  • Novel phases of ultracold matter
  • Non-equilibrium phases and phase transitions
  • Metrological applications of quantum systems

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug. 2014 - present)
  • KITP Scholar, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (2015-2017, extended through 2018)
  • Guest Researcher, NIST (Aug. 2014 - present)
  • NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NIST (Aug. 2012 - July 2014)

I am a member of the Center for HPC Education and Research at the USNA.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Science Foundation.


Recent News

12/22/17: Our article on excitations of quantum dipolar droplets was published in PRL!

4/17/17: Our article on many-body optical bistabilty was published in PRA!


12/23/16: Our article on looped band structure in BECs was published in PRA!

9/15/16: Our article on the quantum phase diagram of dipolar BECs was published in PRA!

9/1/16: Our article on collective phases of interacting photons was published in PRA!

8/11/16: Our article on dipolar droplets was chosen as an Editor's Suggestion (edsugg), and for the PRA Kaleidoscope!


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