Nirav Mehta, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor , Physics and Astronomy
I am a theoretical physicist interested in the quantum mechanical properties of ultracold atoms and molecules. My group uses and develops a mixture of analytical and computational tools to study solutions to the Schrodinger equation for few-body systems.
I enjoy teaching all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum, particularly the upper-level Electricity and Magnetism and Quantum Mechanics courses. I employ research-based teaching methods that encourage students to be actively engaged in the classroom. These include everything from lab demonstrations to clicker questions and in-class tutorial exercises.