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Gregory Howland

Assistant Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science

Gregory Howland

Assistant Professor
School of Physics and Astronomy
College of Science


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

PHYS-790
1 - 4 Credits
Graduate-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
PHYS-295
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their first three years of study.
PHYS-415
3 Credits
This course is a continued study of the concepts and mathematical structure of quantum mechanics presented in Quantum Mechanics (PHYS-414), with an emphasis on applications to real physical systems. Topics covered include the quantum theory of spin, effect of magnetic fields on spin-1/2 particles, many-particle systems, variational principle, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, absorption and emission of radiation by atoms, quantum theory of scattering, and interpretations and paradoxes of quantum mechanics.
PHYS-791
0 Credits
Graduate-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
PHYS-414
3 Credits
This course is a study of the concepts and mathematical structure of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. Topics for the course include wave functions and the Schrodinger equation, solutions to the one-dimensional and three-dimensional time-independent Schrodinger equation, stationary states and their superposition to produce time-dependent states, quantum-mechanical operators, commutators, and uncertainty principles, solutions to general central potential problems and the hydrogen atom, and the quantum theory of angular momentum.

In the News

  • March 31, 2020

    four researchers looking at computer that's analyzing a quantum photonics wafer.

    Making a quantum leap

    Researchers from RIT’s Future Photon Initiative, in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory, have produced the Department of Defense’s first-ever fully integrated quantum photonics wafer.

  • August 27, 2019

    Structure of balls and pins.

    A practical method to measure quantum entanglement  

    Tech Explorist reports on a new technique by RIT researchers for quantifying entanglement that has major implications for developing the next generation of technology in computing, simulation, secure communication and other fields.

  • August 23, 2019

    Three researchers discuss quantum entanglement.

    RIT researchers help develop practical new method for measuring quantum entanglement

    Researchers have helped develop a new technique for quantifying entanglement that has major implications for developing the next generation of technology in computing, simulation, secure communication and other fields. The researchers outlined their new method for measuring entanglement in a recent Nature Communications article.

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Journal Paper
Schneeloch, James, et al. "Quantifying Entanglement in a 68-billion Dimensional Quantum State Space." Nature Communications 10. 1 (2019): 1-7. Web.
Schneeloch, James, et al. "Introduction to the absolute brightness and number statistics in spontaneous parametric down-conversion." Journal of Optics 21. 4 (2019): 1-28. Web.
Starling, David J, et al. "Nonlinear Photon Pair Generation in a Highly Dispersive Medium." arXiv. 2001.00524 (2020): 1-5. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Agarwal, Anu, et al. "A Modular Laboratory Curriculum for Teaching Integrated Photonics to Students with Diverse Backgrounds." Proceedings of the Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics. Ed. Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard and Joseph A. Shaw. Quebec City, Quebec: Optical Society of America, 2019. Web.
Saini, Sajan, et al. "Integrated Photonics and Application-Specific Design on a Massive Open Online Course Platform." Proceedings of the Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics: ETOP 2019. Ed. Anne-Sophie Poulin-Girard and Joseph A Shaw. Quebec City, Quebec: SPIE, 2019. Web.
Niekerk, Matthew van, et al. "Approximating Large Scale Arbitrary Unitaries with Integrated Multimode Interferometers." Proceedings of the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing. Ed. Eric Donkor and Michael Hayduk. Baltimore, MD: SPIE, 2019. Web.