I am an associate professor in the Harvard Physics Department.
I use custom built scanning probes (STM, SP-STM, MFM) to study a wide
variety of exotic materials, including high temperature superconductors
(cuprates, pnictides), vanadium dioxide, and topological insulators.
I received my Ph.D. in physics from the
University of California, Berkeley, in December 2003. I
worked with Professor Séamus Davis,
using a scanning tunneling microscope to study electronic properties of
the high temperature superconductor BSCCO.
Subsequently I worked as a post-doc working in the Stanford University
Department of Applied Physics, with Professor Kam Moler. We
studied mesoscopic magnetic properties of materials. My focus was on
vortex pinning in high temperature superconductors.
In my spare time, I enjoy a number of outdoor
activities with my husband, Daniel Larson. We
have completed many marathons, two 100-mile ultramarathons, several
triathlons (including an ironman), and a 320-mile hike on the Appalachian
Trail. My favorite activity in college was rowing on the Radcliffe
varsity crew team.