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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Kaden Hazzard
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy
 
e-mail:kaden@rice.edu
 
  • PhD Physics (2010) Cornell University
  • B.S. Physics and Math; all chemistry minor courses completed (2004) The Ohio State University
 
Primary Department
   Department of Physics and Astronomy
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
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    Websites
     Hazzard group website
     
    Research Areas
     Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. Ultracold atoms and molecules. Strongly correlated phases. Nonequilibrium dynamics. Quantum resources for metrology, communication, and computation.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Quantum optics, Cold atoms, and many-body systems (Phys 572, Sp 2015)
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Ultracold nonreactive molecules in an optical lattice: connecting chemistry to many-body physics

    Andris Doçaj, Michael L. Wall, Rick Mukherjee, and Kaden R. A. Hazzard

    Physical Review Letters 116, 135301 (2016)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.135301
     
     

    Rydberg-Blockade Effects in Autler-Townes Spectra of Ultracold Strontium

    B. J. DeSalvo, J. A. Aman, C. Gaul, T. Pohl, S. Yoshida, J. Burgdoerfer, K. R. A. Hazzard, F. B. Dunning, and T. C. Killian

    Physical Review A 93, 022709 (2016)

     
     

    Synthetic-gauge-field stabilization of the chiral-spin-liquid phase

    Gang Chen, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Ana Maria Rey, and Michale Hermele

    Physical Review A 93, 061601 (2016)

     
     

    Effective many-body parameters for atoms in non-separable Gaussian optical potential

    Michael L. Wall, Kaden. R. A. Hazzard, and Ana Maria Rey

    Phys. Rev. A 92, 013610 (2015)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.92.013610
     
     

    Accessing Rydberg-dressed interactions using many-body Ramsey dynamics

    Rick Mukherjee, T. C. Killian, and K. R. A. Hazzard

    arXiv:1511.08856


    http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.08856
     
     

    Hong-Ou-Mandel atom interferometry in tunnel-coupled optical tweezers

    Adam M. Kaufman, Brian J. Lester, Collin M. Reynolds, Michael L. Wall, Michael Foss-Feig, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Ana Maria Rey, and Cindy A. Regal

    Science 345, 306 (2014)


    http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6194/306.abstract
     
     

    Quenching to unitarity: Quantum dynamics in a 3D Bose gas
    Andrew G. Sykes, John P. Corson, Jose P. D'Incao, Andrew P. Koller, Chris H. Greene, Ana Maria Rey, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, and John L. Bohn
    Physical Review A 89, 021601(R) (2014)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.021601
     
     

    Suppressing the loss of ultracold molecules via the continuous quantum Zeno effect

    Bihui Zhu, Bryce Gadway, Michael Foss-Feig, Johannes Schachenmayer, Michael Wall, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Bo Yan, Steven A. Moses, Jacob P. Covey, Deborah S. Jin, Jun Ye, Murray Holland, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review Letters 112, 070404 (2014)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.070404
     
     

    Many-body dynamics of dipolar molecules in an optical lattice

    Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Bryce Gadway, Michael Foss-Feig, Bo Yan, Steven A. Moses, Jacob P. Covey, Norman Y. Yao, Mikhail D. Lukin, Jun Ye, Deborah S. Jin, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review Letters 113 195302 (2014)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.195302
     
     

    Quantum correlations and entanglement in far-from-equilibrium spin systems

    Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Mauritz van den Worm, Michael Foss-Feig, Salvatore R. Manmana, Emanuele Dalla Torre, Tilman Pfau, Michael Kastner, and Ana Maria Rey

    Phys. Rev. A 90, 063622 (2014)


    http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.90.063622
     
     

    Quantum magnetism with ultracold molecules

    Michael L. Wall, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, and Ana Maria Rey

    Chapter in "From atomic to mesoscale: The Role of Quantum Coherence in Systems of Various Complexities" ed. S. Malinovskaya and I. Novikova World Scientific (2015) [Review article]


    http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/9613
     
     

    Kitaev honeycomb and other exotic spin models with polar molecules

    Alexey V. Gorshkov, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, and Ana Maria Rey

    Molecular Physics 111, 1908 (2013)


    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00268976.2013.800604#.Ug6djJK1Gmo
     
     

    Observation of dipolar spin-exchange interactions with lattice-confined polar molecules

    Bo Yan, Steven A. Moses, Bryce Gadway, Jacob P. Covey, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Ana Maria Rey, Deborah S. Jin, and Jun Ye

    Nature 501, 521 (2013)


    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v501/n7468/full/nature12483.html
     
     

    Universality class of quantum criticality in the two-dimensional Hubbard model at intermediate temperatures (t^2/U << T << t)

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Ana Maria Rey, and Richard T. Scalettar

    Physical Review B 87, 035110 (2013)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.035110
     
     

    Far-from-Equilibrium Quantum Magnetism with Ultracold Polar Molecules

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Salvatore R. Manmana, Michael Foss-Feig, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review Letters 110, 075301 (2013) 


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.075301
     
     

    Dynamical quantum correlations of Ising models on an arbitrary lattice and their resilience to decoherence

    Michael Foss-Feig, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, John J. Bollinger, Ana Maria Rey, and Charles W. Clark 

    New J. Phys. 15, 113008 (2013)


    http://iopscience.iop.org/1367-2630/15/11/113008/article
     
     

    Nonequilibrium dynamics of arbitrary-range Ising models with decoherence: An exact analytic solution

    Michael Foss-Feig, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, John J. Bollinger, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review A 87, 042101 (2013)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.87.042101
     
     

    Topological phases in ultracold polar-molecule quantum magnets

    Salvatore R. Manmana, E. M. Stoudenmire, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, Ana Maria Rey, and Alexey V. Gorshkov

    Physical Review B 87, 081106(R) (2013)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.081106
     
     

    High-temperature properties of fermionic alkaline-earth-metal atoms in optical lattices

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Victor Gurarie, Michael Hermele, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review A 85, 041604(R) (2012)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.85.041604
     
     

    Adiabatic Loading of One-Dimensional SU(N) Alkaline-Earth-Atom Fermions in Optical Lattices

    Lars Bonnes, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Salvatore R. Manmana, Ana Maria Rey, and Stefan Wessel

    Physical Review Letters 109, 205305 (2012)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.205305
     
     

    Techniques to measure quantum criticality in cold atoms

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review A 84, 013604 (2011) 


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.013604
     
     

    Spectroscopy of dipolar fermions in 2D pancakes and 3D lattices

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Alexey V. Gorshkov, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review A 84, 033608 (2011) 


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.033608
     
     

    SU(N) magnetism in chains of ultracold alkaline earth atoms: Mott transitions and quantum correlations

    Salvatore R. Manmana, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Gang Chen, Adrian E. Feiguin, and Ana Maria Rey

    Physical Review A 84, 043601 (2011)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.043601
     
     

    Local versus global equilibration near the bosonic Mott-superfluid transition

    Stefan S. Natu, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review Letters 106, 125301 (2011)


    http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v106/i12/e125301
     
     

    Candidate theories to explain the anomalous spectroscopic signatures of atomic H in molecular H$_2$ crystals

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review B 82, 014303 (2010)


    http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v82/i1/e014303
     
     

    On-site correlations in optical lattices: band mixing to coupled quantum Hall puddles

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review A 81, 031602(R) (2010)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.81.031602
     
     

    Radio-frequency spectra of bosons in optical lattices: bimodality due to many body correlations

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review A 81, 033404 (2010)


    http://pra.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v81/i3/e033404
     
     

    Influence of film-mediated interactions on the microwave and radio spectrum of spin-polarized hydrogen on helium films

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review Letters 101, 165301 (2008) 


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.165301
     
     

    Stirring trapped atoms into Fractional Quantum Hall puddles

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Stefan K. Baur, and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review A 78, 061608(R) (2008)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.78.061608
     
     

    Hyperfine spectra of trapped bosons in optical lattices

    Kaden R.A. Hazzard and Erich J. Mueller

    Physical Review A 76, 063612 (2007)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.76.063612
     
     

    A Novel Dielectric Anomaly in Cuprates and Nickelates: Signature of an Electronic Glassy State

    Tuson Park, Z. Nussinov, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, V.A. Sidorov, A.V. Balatsky, J.L. Sarrao, S.-W. Cheong, M.F. Hundley, J.-S. Lee, Q. Jia, and J.D. Thompson

    Physical Review Letters 94, 017002 (2005) 


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.017002
     
     

    Fast Diffusion Mechanism of Silicon Tri-interstitial Defects

    Yaojun A. Du, Stephen A. Barr, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Thomas J. Lenosky, Richard G. Hennig, and John W. Wilkins  

    Physical Review B 72, 241306(R) (2005)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.72.241306
     
     

    Complexity of Small Silicon Self-interstitial Clusters

    D.A. Richie, Jeongnim Kim, Stephen A. Barr, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Richard Hennig, and John W. Wilkins

    Physical Review Letters 92, 045501 (2004)


    http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.045501
     
     

    Molecular dynamics as a bridge: fundamentals, methods, and current research
    Kaden R.A. Hazzard
    Reviews in Undergraduate Research, vol. 1, issue 2, 2003 


    http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~rur/issue2_files/hazzard.htm
     
     Books
     

    Quantum phase transitions in cold atoms and low temperature solids 

    Kaden R. A. Hazzard

    Springer, 2011 

    (selected for "Springer Theses" book series, an edited version of Hazzard's thesis)

     


    http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4419-8179-0
     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Detection and Visualization of Anomalous Structures in Molecular Dynamics Data

    Sameep Mehta, Raghu Machiraju, Srini Parthasarathy, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, and John Wilkins

    IEEE Visualization, Proceedings of the conference on Visualization '04, 465-472 (2004)


    http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1032664.1034481
     
     

    Feature Mining Algorithms for Scientific Data

    M. Jiang, T.-S. Choy, S. Mehta, M. Coatney, S. Barr, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, D. Richie, S. Parthasarathy, R. Machiraju, David Thompson, J. Wilkins, and Boyd Gaytlin

    Proceedings of SIAM Data Mining Conference, edited by D. Barbara and C. Kamath, p 13-24, May 2003.


    http://www.siam.org/meetings/sdm03/
     
     

    Mining Temporally-Varying Phenomena in Scientific Datasets

    R. Machiraju, S. Parthasarathy, J. Wilkins, D. Thompson, B. Gatlin, D. Richie, T. Choy, M. Jiang, S. Mehta, M. Coatney, S. Barr, and Kaden R.A. Hazzard 

    Advances in Knowledge Discovery, 2003, eds. H. Kargupta et al


    http://www.aaai.org/Press/Books/kargupta2.php
     
     

    Large-scale molecular dynamics simulations of interstitial defect diffusion in silicon

    David A. Richie, Jeongnim Kim, Richard Hennig, Kaden R.A. Hazzard, Steve Barr, and John W. Wilkins

    Materials Research Symposium Proceedings, 731, 2002 p. W9. 10-5


    http://www.mrs.org/s_mrs/sec_subscribe.asp?CID=2548&DID=112497&action=detail
     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics at Rice University

    Joint ICQM Peking - RCQM meeting

    Houston, Texas, March 2015

     
     

    Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics at Rice University

    U.S.-France Workshop on Nano, Extreme Measurements, and Theory (NEXT), an RCQM International Initiative

    Houston, Texas, March 2015

     
     

    Controlling and exploring quantum magnetism in ultracold molecules

    Louisiana State University physics colloquium

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 2015

     
     

    Correlations and entanglement in open quantum systems

    National Institute for Theoretical Physics in Stellenbosch workshop on "Quantum Systems Far From Equilibrium"

    Stellenbosch, South Africa, March 2015

     
     

    No democracy for entanglement: not all entanglements are created equal

    Lousiana State University quantum science and technology seminar

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 2015

     
     

    Novel ultracold platforms for quantum science

    Trinity University Physics Seminar

    San Antonio, Texas, November 2015

     
     

    Quantum magnetism with ultracold molecules far-from-equilibrium

    Ohio State University Condensed Matter seminar

    Columbus, Ohio, March 2015

     
     

    Spin-motion coupled dynamics in ultracold atoms and molecules

    DAMOP "Non-equilibrium dynamics in strongly interacting atomic systems" session

    Columbus, Ohio, June 2015

     
     

    What I create, I understand: engineering ultracold matter to decipher real materials

    Ohio University Condensed Matter and Surface Science colloquium

    Athens, Ohio, February 2015.

     
     

    Quantum magnetism far from equilibrium in ultracold molecules

    Rice Center for Quantum Materials inaugural symposium

    Houston, Texas, December 2014.

     
     

    Quantum magnetism in ultracold molecules

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign AMO /quantum information seminar

    Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, October 2014.

     
     

    The miracle of molecules: exploring quantum magnetism in ultracold matter

    Sam Houston State University physics colloquium, Huntsville, Texas.

    October 2014

     
     

    The miracle of molecules: exploring quantum magnetism in ultracold matter

    Heidelberg Center for Quantum Dynamics colloquium

    Heidelberg, Germany, November 2014.

     
     

    Many-body quantum magnetism of dipolar molecules in an optical lattice

    DARPA optical lattice emulator program workshop

    Arlington, Virginia, February 2014

     
     

    Observing quantum magnetism with ultracold polar molecules

    University of Goettingen condensed matter theory seminar

    Goettingen, Germany, May 2014

     
     

    Quantum magnetism with ultracold molecules

    University of Colorado Condensed Matter Theory seminar

    Boulder, Colorado, February 2014.

     
     

    Quantum simulation with strongly-correlated ultracold polar molecules

    Rice University physics colloquium

    Houston, Texas, January 2014

     
     

    Quench of a Bose gas to unitarity: dynamics and novel universal singularities

    ECT* workshop on "Hydrodynamics for Strongly Coupled Fluids"

    Trento, Italy, May 2014

     
     

    The miracle of molecules: exploring quantum magnetism in ultracold matter

    Technical University Munich condensed matter and many-body physics seminar

    Munich, Germany, November 2014.

     
     

    The miracle of molecules: far-from-equilibrium quantum magnetism in ultracold matter

    Stuttgart University physics seminar

    Stuttgart, Germany, November 2014.

     
     

    Far-from equilibrium dynamics of frustrated spin models: polar molecules, ions, and beyond

    FINESS-2013 (Finite-temperature Non-Equilibrium Superfluid Systems)

    Queenstown, New Zealand, February 2013

     
     

    Non-equilibrium many-body physics in current molecule experiments

    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) workshop, UCSB

    Santa Barbara, California, February 2013

     
     

    Novel systems in and out of equilibrium bring ultracold quantum magnetism closer to reality

    University of Queensland Quantum Science Seminar

    Brisbane, Australia, February 2013

     
     

    Quantum magnetism in ongoing ultracold molecule and ion experiments

    University of Maryland Condensed Matter Theory Center (CMTC) seminar

    College Park, Maryland, March 2013

     
     

    Quantum magnetism in ongoing ultracold molecule and ion experiments

    Georgetown University physics seminar

    Washington, D.C., March 2013

     
     

    Quantum magnetism in ultracold molecules: comparing theory and experiment

    University of Chicago James Franck Institute seminar

    Chicago, Illinois, November 2013

     
     

    Non-equilibrium Ising quenches with decoherence: an exact solution

    DARPA optical lattice emulator program workshop

    Miami, Florida, November 2012

     
     

    Towards exotic physics using novel ultracold matter: polar molecules and alkaline earth atoms

    Harvard ITAMP AMO seminar

    Boston, Massachusetts. March 2012

     
     

    Towards topological phases via new ultracold matter: molecules and alkaline earths

    Rice University AMO seminar

    Houston, Texas, September 2011

     
     

    Spin liquids and non-quasiparticle matter in ultracold atoms

    Berkeley AMO seminar

    Berkeley, California, February 2011

     
     

    Quantum criticality and antiferromagnetism in ultracold lattice fermions

    DARPA optical lattice emulator program workshop

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, December 2011

     
     

    Spin liquids and non-quasiparticle matter in ultracold atoms

    University of California, Davis condensed matter seminar

    Davis, California, February 2011

     
     

    Exploring the Mott/metal crossover in ultracold alkali and alkaline earth atoms in optical lattices 

    Ludwig-Maximilians University/Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics seminar

    Munich, Germany, December 2010

     
     

    Detecting many-body physics of quantum phase transitions in cold atoms

    Marlan Scully group seminar

    Princeton, New Jersey, February 2010

     
     

    Exploring the Mott/metal crossover in ultracold alkali and alkaline earth atoms in optical lattices

    IQOQI Cold Atoms Seminar

    Innsbruck, Austria, November 2010

     
     

    Exploring the Mott/metal crossover in ultracold alkali and alkaline earth atoms in optical lattices

    Stuttgart University seminar

    Stuttgart, Germany, November 2010.

     
     

    Exploring the Mott/metal crossover in ultracold alkali and alkaline earth atoms in optical lattices

    Freiburg University FRIAS seminar

    Freiburg, Germany, November 2010

     
     

    Measuring universal quantum critical behavior in ultracold gases

    Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon colloquium

    Lyon, France, April 2010

     
     

    Measuring universal quantum critical behavior in ultracold gases

    Harvard ITAMP AMO seminar

    Boston, Massachusetts, March 2010

     
     

    Measuring universal quantum critical behavior in ultracold gases

    Niels Bohr Institute Cold Atoms group meeting

    Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2010

     
     

    Measuring universal quantum critical behavior in ultracold gases

    JILA/University of Colorado AMO/condensed matter seminar

    Boulder, Colarado, March 2010

     
     

    RF spectra of lattice bosons: a probe of correlations, fluctuations, and quantum criticality

    DAMOP "Novel Probes of Ultra-Cold Atom Gases" session

    Houston, Texas, May 2010

     
     

    Exploring many-body physics with cold atoms

    John Wilkins group seminar

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, July 2009

     
     

    Probing quantum criticality in cold atoms

    DARPA optical lattice emulator workshop

    Miami, Florida, December 2009

     
     

    Dopant structures and their electronic properties

    Semiconductor Research Corporation funding review

    Seattle, Washington, May 2003

     
     

    Electrical Simulation of Quantum Algorithms

    Centre for Quantum Computer Technology seminar

    University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, November, 2003

     
     

    New small silicon interstitial clusters 

    Materials Computation Center seminar

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, July 2003.