November 16, 2021
Brian D’Urso is giving a talk as a Provost’s Distinguished Lecturer in the Hager Auditorium at the Museum of the Rockies. It begins at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a reception at 8 p.m.

Summer 2021
We had a great summer with REU students Daniel Iron and Mario Duenas! Interested in joining us or another group in quantum, optical, or materials physics at MSU next summer? See MSU REU in Quantum and Materials Physics

July 1, 2021
Brian D’Urso has been promoted to Associate Professor of Physics at Montana State University!

January 27, 2021
Check out our demonstration of using a trapped particle as an accelerometer. See High-Sensitivity Accelerometry with a Feedback-Cooled Magnetically Levitated Microsphere.

December 21, 2020
Despite the pandemic, we’ve had a great year. Two group members made big advances in their careers: Charlie Lewandowski was awarded a prestigious NRC postoctoral fellowship and accepted a position at AFRL and Brad Slezak is now working at AdvR nearby in Bozeman. Cody Jessup and Dakota Chapman joined the group as new graduate students. We still have room for more students!

The D’Urso Lab has been continuing to work through the pandemic! Most presentations are on hold, but check back for updates on publications, group members, and more in the near future.

June 18, 2019
Our latest publication in Applied Physics Letters is featured as an AIP Scilight! See Creating a microsphere ‘molecule’ in a magneto-gravitational trap.

February 8, 2019
Brian D’Urso is giving the MSU Physics Colloquium, ‘Probing Gravity with Optomechanics: A particle in a magneto-gravitational trap.’

January 10, 2019
We’re giving a talk at SPIE Photonics West, ‘Precision optomechanics with a particle in a magneto-gravitational trap.’

December 12, 2018
We set a new group record for feedback cooling, with hints of more improvements to come! Publication in New Journal of Physics.

December 10, 2018
D’Urso Lab website is live!