Andrew N. Jordan

The Kennedy Chair in Physics

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

Chapman University

Professor of Physics (Research), University of Rochester

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

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. 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.  Dr. Jordan joined Chapman University in 2021 as co-Director of the Institute for Quantum Studies and Professor of Physics. 

He received the NSF CAREER award in 2009,  the University of Rochester's Department of Physics and Astronomy's teaching excellence award in 2010, and was named a Simons Fellow in theoretical physics for 2017.  Dr. Jordan was given the Kennedy Chair in Physics at Chapman University in 2024. 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. Dr. Jordan was appointed as the Divisional Associate Editor in Foundations of Quantum Mechanics for Physical Review Letters in 2024.  His book Quantum Measurement: Theory and Practice  was published by Cambridge University Press in 2024 together with Irfan Siddiqi.

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.


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