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. 

An overview of my work is avaliable on my Google Scholar account.


Teaching this term:  On Sabbatical!

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 I for graduate students - P418
  • 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 was 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, as well as the American Physical Society and The Optical Society.

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

  • Steven Hawking - RIP, and an article by Motherboard This past week saw the loss of Steven Hawking, an amazing scientist and science celebrity.Motherboard - the science and tech arm of VICE news, has just published this article, featuring ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 8:12 PM by Andrew Jordan
  • Article in Science News by Emily Conover My recent work published in Phys. Rev. D, together with PhD student Sreenath K. Manikandan has been featured in a very nice article in Science News. Emily Conover did a ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2018, 10:03 PM by Andrew Jordan
  • BH=SC Black holes are objects predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and are so massive that light cannot escape from their gravitational attraction.  They have also been the subject ...
    Posted Dec 26, 2017, 10:40 AM by Andrew Jordan
  • Arrow of time paper published in PRL https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.220507At the most fundamental level, the laws of physics of physics are the same if time runs forwards or ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2017, 8:11 PM by Andrew Jordan
  • Precision frequency experiment published in PRL Today, our paper "Achieving optimal quantum acceleration of frequency estimation using adaptive coherent control", coauthored with M. Naghiloo and K. W. Murch, was published by Physical Review Letters.  The paper ...
    Posted Nov 8, 2017, 12:07 PM by Andrew Jordan
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