Andrew Geraci

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-6508
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Physics
  • Research Fields: Precision Force Measurements, Laser-cooling And Trapping Of Atoms And Dielectric Objects, Hybrid Atomic-microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Quantum Information Science, Casimir Forces, Experimental Gravitation
  • Disciplines: Physical Sciences, Physics
  • Location:Washoe County
  • Funding:NSF - National Science Foundation


Experimental Atomic & Optical Physics Lab – Studies interactions between laser-cooled atoms and micro-mechanical oscillators for: quantum information science, quantum simulation, studies of quantum behavior at macro-scales.

Also studies optical-cooling and trapping of dielectric microspheres for: ultra-precision force measurements, investigations of the Casimir effect, searching for non-Newtonian gravity at the micron-scale.

In addition they are investigating new resonant sensors for axion detection, ARIADNE (Axion Resonant InterAction DetectioN Experiment).