Kris Helmerson teaches and engages in research in experimental physics at Monash University. His research involves laser cooling and trapping of atoms to investigate many-body physics and emergent phenomena, as well as atomtronics - quantum devices based on manipulating atoms. He also has an experimental program that utilises optical techniques to manipulate and study isolated biological systems ranging from cells to single molecules.
Professor of Physics, Monash University
Staff Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Senior fellow, Joint Quantum Institute, NIST/University of Maryland, USA
Postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Physics