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Aishwarya Kumar

Aishwarya Kumar

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  • Postdoctoral Scholar
152C Davey Laboratory
Email: azk190 [ AT ] psu [ DOT ] edu


  1. B.Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi(2012)

Honors and Awards

  • Homer F. Braddock Fellowship
  • David H. Rank Memorial Prize in Physics
  • David C. Duncan Graduate Fellowship in Physics
  • Peter Eklund Award for Scientific Communication

Selected Publications

A. Kumar, T.-Y. Wu, Felipe Giraldo, and D.S. Weiss. Sorting ultracold atoms in a 3D optical lattice in a realization of Maxwell’s demon, Nature 561, 83 (2018).

Wang, Y., Kumar, A., Wu, T., & Weiss, D. S. (2016). Single-qubit gates based on targeted phase shifts in a 3D neutral atom array. Science, 352(6293), 1562-1565. doi:10.1126/science.aaf2581

Wang, Yang; Zhang, Xianli; Corcovilos, Theodore A.; Kumar, Aishwarya & Weiss, David S. (2015). Coherent Addressing of Individual Neutral Atoms in a 3D Optical Lattice. Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 043003.

Ultra low bending loss equiangular spiral photonic crystal fibers in the terahertz regime
Agrawal, Arti and Kejalakshmy, N. and Uthman, M. and Rahman, B. M. A. and Kumar, A. and Grattan, K. T. V., AIP Advances, 2, 022140 (2012), DOI:

Research Interests

Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Quantum Computation and Information

Member of the research group of David S. Weiss