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  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • Chair of Physics and Astronomy


  • BA, University California Berkeley, 1998
  • MA, University California Berkeley, 2000
  • PhD, University California Berkeley, 2005

  • precision atomic spectroscopy
  • femtosecond frequency combs
  • atomic magnetometers

  • Physics 111: Electricity, Magnetism, & Thermodynamics
  • Physics 242: Electronics
  • Physics 311: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Physics 312: Quantum Mechanics
  • Physics 314: Intermediate Lab
  • Physics 316: Optics

  • National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow, 2005–2007
    Optical Frequency Measurements Group
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder Colorado
  • PhD in physics, University of California at Berkeley, 2005
    Dissertation Title: Progress Towards Parity Nonconservation in Ytterbium
    Thesis Advisors: Dmitry Budker and Stuart Freedman
  • MA in physics, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
  • BA in physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1998


  • Jason Stalnaker Receives Grant

    June 22, 2017

    Jason Stalnaker, associate professor of physics, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to look for dark matter.  The grant is a collaboration with Derek Jackson Kimball at California State University, East Bay. The funds will be used to establish a precision optical magnetometer at Oberlin College that will be a part of a global network of optical magnetometers looking for anomalous spin couplings due to dark matter.


STRONG Returns for Its Fourth Year

September 20, 2018
STRONG launched its fourth program this summer, bringing together students from underrepresented demographics in STEM and Oberlin professors through research.