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Charles A. Sackett

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
104 PLSB
90 Geldard Driv
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 1998, Rice
AS-PHYS Development of Atom Interferometry Experiments for the International Space Station's Cold Atom Laboratory
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
October 29, 2019 – September 30, 2022
AS-PHYS Bragg Interferometer Gyroscope in a Time-Orbiting Potential
Source: U.S. DOD - Darpa
May 07, 2019 – September 06, 2022
AS-PHYS-Precision Measurement of Atomic Dipole Matrix Elements Using Tune-Out Wavelength Spectroscopy
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2016 – August 31, 2020
AS-PHYS Development of Atom Interferometry Experiments for the International Space Station's Cold Atom Laboratory
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
November 25, 2018 – October 28, 2019
AS-PHYS Development of Atom Interferometry Experiments for the International Space Station's Cold Atom Laboratory
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
September 06, 2017 – August 31, 2018
AS-PHYS Development of Atrom Interferometry Experiments for the International Space Station's Cold Atom Laboratory Year03
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
April 22, 2016 – August 31, 2017
AS-PHYS Development of Atom Interferometry Experiments for the International Space Station's Cold Atom Laboratory
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
May 05, 2015 – March 31, 2016
AS-PHYS Development of Atom Interferometry Experiments for the International Space Station's Cold Atom Laboratory
Source: U.S. Nasa - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
April 07, 2014 – May 15, 2015
AS-PHYS PFI: Air Technology Translation - Passively pumped ultra high vacuum cells for atomic physics applications
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
May 15, 2013 – October 31, 2014
Precision Measurements with a Condensate Interferometer
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
September 01, 2010 – August 31, 2014
PHYS 1710: Introductory Physics I: Classical mechanics, Waves, Thermodynamics
Credits: 5
First semester of the introductory physics sequence for prospective physics and other science majors. Topics include particle kinematics and dynamics, energy and momentum conservation; rotational motion; fluid dynamics; thermodynamics; oscillatory motion; waves and sound. Four lecture hours, one discussion section hour. Corequisite: MATH 1320 or instructor permission
PHYS 1910: Introduction to Physics Research
Credits: 1
This course highlights the diverse areas of research conducted within the physics department. These areas include both experimental and theoretical studies of high energy particle, nuclear, quantum, condensed matter, and atomic/molecular physics. Each week, a different professor will deliver a seminar-style presentation on his/her research. This course is recommended for all physics majors. No prerequisites.
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 5000: Physics Colloquium
Credits: 2
First and second year students enrolled in the Physics PhD program are required to take Physics Colloquium in their first and second years of study.
PHYS 5993: Physics Colloquium
Credits: 2
First and second year students enrolled in the Physics PhD program are required to take Physics Colloquium in their first and second years of study.
PHYS 7210: Statistical Mechanics
Credits: 3
Discusses thermodynamics and kinetic theory, and the development of the microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles. Includes Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac distributions, techniques for handling interacting many-particle systems, and extensive applications to physical problems.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EP 8999: Master's Degree Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
EP 9999: Ph.D. Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.