Welcome to my website.  Here you can find my Contact information, a complete list of scientific publications and arXiv postings, who my group members are, as well as commentary and updates on my work and newsworthy items. 

Teaching this term:  Graduate Statistical Mechanics - P418

Past Courses taught: 
  • Physics 103 - Physics of Music
  • Quantum Mechanics of Physical Systems - P237
  • Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (undergraduate and graduate) - P227 & P418 
  • Classical Mechanics and Chaos Theory (Graduate Level) - P411
  • Introductory Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers - P113 & 121
  • Statistical Mechanics II for graduate students: Nonequilibrium - P519
  • Condensed Matter I for graduate students- P521
  • Advanced Topics in graduate Condensed Matter Physics - P522

Biographical Sketch:

Prof. Jordan received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics (1997) from Texas A&M University and his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (2002) from the University of California, Santa Barbara, supervised by Prof. Mark Srednicki. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Geneva (2002-2005) with Prof. Markus Büttiker, and a research scientist at Texas A&M (2005-2006) with Prof. Marlan Scully. He joined the University of Rochester as Assistant Professor of Physics in 2006, was promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure in 2012, and full Professor in 2015. 

He received the NSF CAREER award in 2009 and named a Simons Fellow in theoretical physics for 2017.

Professor Jordan is a member of the Center for Coherence and Quantum Optics and the Rochester Theory Center for Optical Science and Engineering.

He joined the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University as an Affiliated Scholar in 2012.

Prof. Jordan's research interests are in theoretical Quantum Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Quantum Optics. Themes of interest include nanophysics, the theory of weak quantum measurement, quantum information, and random processes in nature. Nanophysics addresses fundamental physical problems that occur when a macroscopic object is miniaturized to dimensions at the nanometer scale. The theory of weak quantum measurement makes predictions about the random nature of continuous measurements made over some time period, and how these measurements are useful for the purposes of processing quantum information. Recent results include a stochastic path integral formalism for continuous quantum measurements, predicting thermoelectric properties of mesoscopic structures, and information theoretic approaches to precision measurements.

News items and commentary

  • Simons fellowship in theoretical physics I am honored to receive a 2017 Simons foundation fellowship in theoretical physics.  See here for the University of Rochester news story. The New York Times clipping is below.
    Posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:29 PM by Andrew Jordan
  • Optimal adaptive control for quantum metrology with time-dependent Hamiltonians Is the title of a new publication, authored with Shengshi Pang, and published today in Nature Communications.We solve the important problem of finding the optimal coherent control that needs ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2017, 11:33 AM by Andrew Jordan
  • Group Dinner
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 11:30 AM by Andrew Jordan
  • Steven Weinberg on quantum troubles It is interesting to read Weinberg on the "Trouble with Quantum Mechanics".  He gives a charmingly old-fashioned discussion of the problem, and his piece reads more like something from ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2017, 11:33 AM by Andrew Jordan
  • An amazing article about Rochester physics theory I really enjoyed reading Bob Henderson's article about his experiences at our physics department, with Prof. Rajeev.  It is somewhat surreal to see your own life through another person ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2017, 1:00 PM by Andrew Jordan
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