Jason Gallicchio


Assistant Professor (2016)
PhD Harvard
Experimental cosmology
Office
Keck 1238
Phone
909-621-8056 (office)
909-621-8024 (department)
909-621-8887 (fax)
E-Mail
jason@g.hmc.edu

Exploring the limits of quantum entanglement and mapping the afterglow of the big bang: Prof. Jason Gallicchio has several projects that explore the early universe and the apparent non-local nature of quantum mechanics and applies the tools of cosmology and astronomy to study the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.
Exploring quantum entanglement involves building sources of entangled photons in the optics lab along with transmitting and recording individual photons through telescopes. Calvin Leung ’17 won HMC's 4th Apker Award in 2017 for his thesis on this topic. He also spent a year at the South Pole working on the South Pole Telescope. Prof. Gallicchio’s students have been analyzing this data and making maps of the cosmic microwave background and astronomical sources.


Recent Publications

Calvin Leung, Amy Frances Brown, Hien Nguyen, Andrew S. Friedman, David I. Kaiser, and Jason Gallicchio

Astronomical Random Numbers for Quantum Foundations Experiments

Physical Review A 97 (2018) 042120.

Dominik Rauch, Johannes Handsteiner, Armin Hochrainer, Jason Gallicchio, Andrew S. Friedman, Calvin Leung, Bo Liu, Lukas Bulla, Sebastian Ecker, Fabian Steinlechner, Rupert Ursin, Beili Hu, David Leon, Chris Benn, Adriano Ghedina, Massimo Cecconi, Alan H. Guth, David I. Kaiser, Thomas Scheidl, and Anton Zeilinger

Cosmic Bell Test Using Random Measurement Settings from High-Redshift Quasars

Physical Review Letters 121 (2018) 080403.
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Course Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00–10:50
Physics 51
Shan B470

11:00–11:50
Physics 51
Shan B470

09:35–10:50
Physics 51
Galileo McAlister

10:00–10:50
Physics 51
Shan B470

11:00–11:50
Physics 51
Shan B470

09:35–10:50
Physics 51
Galileo McAlister

13:15–17:15
Physics 133
Jacobs B134