Christopher Gould

Professor of Physics
Pronouns He / Him / His Email gould@usc.edu Office SSC 204 Office Phone (213) 740-1101

Research & Practice Areas

Ultralow temperature experimental physics

Education

  • M.S. Physics, Cornell University, 1/1979
  • Ph.D. Physics, Cornell University, 1/1979
  • B.S. Physics, Stanford University, 6/1973
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • Professor, University of Southern California, 1993 –
    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 1986 – 1993
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 1981 – 1986
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Professor Gould’s research interests center around the work of his lab, the Ultralow Temperature Physics group, which he co-leads with Hans Bozler. It is one of only a few laboratories in the world capable of examining the properties of matter at temperatures less than one one-thousandth of a degree above absolute zero.

    The most significant research area for the group has been a long-term program of study of the superfluid phases of liquid 3He, including precision thermodynamic, dynamic magnetic, and hydrodynamic studies. In addition to this the ULT group is studying the strong magnetism induced in normally weakly magnetic 3He when placed next to walls, and issues regarding electron transport in metallic systems at ultralow temperatures. The group has a long history of developing ultralow temperature measurement techniques, and is presently developing instruments based upon single electron transistors and superconducting quantum interference devices.

    Research Keywords

    ultralow temperature physics, superfluid 3He, liquid 3He, precision thermodynamic measurements, hydrodynamics

    • California Museum of Science and Industry Commendation, 1993
    • California Museum of Science and Industry Commendation, 1991
    • USC Mortar Board Teaching Award, 1987
    • Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, 1983
  • Administrative Appointments

    • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, 2012

    Committees

    • Committee on Information Services (Joint Provost/ Senate Committee), 2016-2017
  • Committees

    • “Committee on Information Services (Joint Provost/ Senate Committee)”, 2016-2017

    Professional Offices

    • Member, Judging Advisory Committee, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair”, 2009-CONT
    • Director of Student Affairs, California State Science Fair”, 2000-CONT
    • Chair, Judging, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair”, 2015-2017
    • Chair, Judging, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair”, 2013-2014
    • Chair, Judging, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair”, 2010-2011