Andrew N. Jordan

Co-Director, Institute for Quantum Studies and Professor of Physics

Chapman University

Professor of Physics (Research), University of Rochester

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

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 UR Department of Physics and Astronomy's teaching excellence award in 2010.

Dr. Jordan joined Chapman University in 2021 as co-Director of the Institute for Quantum Studies and Professor of Physics. He has been affiliated with the IQS since 2012 as an Affiliated Scholar.

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 American Physical Society and The Optical Society.

He became a managing editor for Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations in 2018, and became co-editor in chief in 2019. Prof. Jordan is also a member of the editorial board of Inference: International Review of Science starting in 2019.

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.

Past Courses taught:

  • Physics 103 - Physics of Music

  • Electricity and Magnetism I

  • 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

  • Modern physics - P123

  • 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

  • Quantum Mechanics I for graduate students - P407

  • Quantum Mechanics II for graduate students, Measurement - Physics 408