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