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We welcome Tom Allison, Lukasz Fidkowski and Eden Figueroa, Assistant Professors starting in January, 2013.  
Tom Allison received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010. He worked with Roger Falcone on the development of time resolved measurements of molecular dynamics using ultrafast pulses in the soft x-ray (XUV) regime. Most recently, he was a postdoctoral scholar at JILA with Jun Ye, working on the development of frequency combs in the XUV. His plans are to develop time resolved spectroscopy measurements of non-Born Oppenheimer dynamics in small molecules us-ing XUV frequency combs. Tom has a joint appointment between P&A and Chemistry. He is the recipient of an AF AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award.
Lukasz Fidkowski received his BS in Mathematics from Harvard University in 2001, and Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University in 2007. His Ph.D. advisor was Prof. Stephen Shenker. He was a postdoc at the California Institute of Technology in 2007-2010 and a at Microsoft's Station Q. He made important contributions to the field of topological insulators: he developed a classification of topological phases in one dimension, he carried out a calculation of the entanglement spectrum of topological insulators and superconductors, and he suggested the existence of the Majorana zero modes in one-dimensional quantum wires without long-ranged superconducting order.
Eden Figueroa received his PhD from the University of Calgary in 2008. He worked with Alexander Lvovsky on the development of a quantum memory using non-classical states of light and electromagnetically induced transparency. He was a postdoctoral scholar in the group of Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany. His plans are to demonstrate and explore nonlinear quantum-optical phenomena on the single-photon level in a crossed-cavity-QED system, as well as to develop a hybrid solid-state quantum-dot/atomic interface to be used as a novel source of single photons.

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