Ewan Wright

Professor of Optical Sciences

Ewan Wright

Professor of Optical Sciences

Additional Affiliations

  • Professor of Physics

Employment 

  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center/College of Optical Sciences, 1999-present
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Physics, 1999-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1993-1999
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Physics, 1993-1999
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1990-1993
  • Assistant Professor: The University of Arizona, Department of Physics, 1990-1993
  • Assistant Research Professor:The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1987-1990
  • Research Associate: The University of Arizona, Optical Sciences Center, 1985-1987
  • Research Associate: Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Germany), 1983-1985

Courses

  • OPTI345 Quantum Mechanics and Optical Physics
  • OPTI571L Optical Physics Computational Laboratory
  • OPTI489/589 Optics Outreach Laboratory

Specific Research Interests

  • Nonlinear optics
  • Ultracold atomic gases
  • Analog gravity
  • Quantum theory

Research Summary

My research involves both theory and simulation and includes the physics of light string propagation, microscopic nonlinear optical response of gases, photon fluids and synthetic gauge fields, Zel'dovich and Penrose effects in acoustics and optics, and quantum time crystals.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom), 1983
  • B.Sc., Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom), 1980
Faculty W Faculty Optical Physics
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The University of Arizona
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Tucson, AZ 85721-0094