Monika Schleier-Smith is an associate professor in the physics department at Stanford University.
Her research centers on advancing control and understanding of quantum many-body systems through experiments with laser-cooled atoms. Schleier-Smith received her A.B. in Chemistry and Physics, with a minor in Mathematics, from Harvard University. For her Ph.D. research at MIT, she was recognized with a Hertz Foundation Thesis Prize. She subsequently pursued postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU Munich). She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award and the President’s Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Schleier-Smith serves the Foundation as an Early Career Director.
Hertz Foundation Role
2014, Sloan Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; 2011, Hertz Thesis Prize, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation; 2019, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, Department of Defense