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David Branning
Associate Professor of Physics
Phone: (860) 297-4048 Office Location: McCook 111
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Trinity College faculty member since 2005 View office hours for Spring 2014
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Rochester (1998)
M.A., Univ. of Rochester (1994)
B.A., Rice Univ. (1990)

David Branning joined Trinity's Physics Department in 2005. His research area is quantum optics, the study of single particles of light, called photons. The surprising, "non-classical" behaviors of photons can be used for applications such as quantum cryptography, quantum computation, and even to test the foundations of quantum mechanics. 

Prof. Branning is the Faculty Adviser to the Trinity College chapter of the Society of Physics Students, whose activities include an annual Physics Fair for middle-schoolers and the Friday afternoon film series "Cosmic Cinema: Films about Science, Technology, and Imagination."

Before coming to Trinity College, Prof. Branning worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.