Professor of Physics
Degrees and Appointments
B.S., University of Florida (Gainesville), 1998; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004. Assistant Professor, Caltech, 2006-12; Professor, 2012-.
Rana Adhikari's group focuses on new detector technologies for fundamental physics experiments (gravitational waves, dark matter, and near field gravity). These precision measurements require pushing the capabilities in mechanical oscillators, nonlinear optics, acoustic metamaterials, and high efficiency photodetection for quantum measurements.