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Erica Carlson

Dr. Erica Carlson is an Associate Professor of Physics at Purdue University. She earned a B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1994. She was a Harvey Fellow during graduate school at University of California Los Angeles, where she graduated with a Ph.D. in Physics in 2000.  Afterward, she was a postdoctoral scientist at Boston University before joining the faculty at Purdue in 2003.

Dr. Carlson leads a research group in strongly correlated electronic systems, using mathematics and computers to study the electronic properties of new materials. She has received numerous awards, including the Cottrell Scholar Award for excellence in both teaching and research.

She enjoys bringing the wonders of physics to students from preschool to high school through interactive demonstrations on superconductivity and magnetism.

B.S. in Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1994

Ph.D. in Physics, University of California Los Angeles, 2000

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