Ben Olsen

Ben Olsen

Assistant Professor of Physics

Olin 235, MSC: 15

Academic Credentials

  • PhD 2011 Princeton University
  • BS 2006 California Institute of Technology


  • Inclusive Introductory Physics (Phys 151)
  • Physics in Curved Spacetime (Phys 380)
  • Experimental Methods in Physics (Phys 201)
  • Science Skills Workshop (coming soon!)


  • My research website
  • Experimental atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics
  • Ultracold atoms, quantum gases
  • Quantum simulation and non-equilibrium dynamics
  • Scientific equipment design engineering

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Lewis & Clark College
  • Assistant Professor, Science Division, Yale-NUS College, Singapore
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Physicist, AOSense, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University, Houston, TX