UCSB Student Alec Cao Awarded Churchill Scholarship

UCSB College of Creative Studies student Alec Cao has been named as a recipient of the highly prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which funds a year of graduate level research and study in a STEM discipline at the Churchill College, University of Cambridge.


Alec Cao
Field of Study: Physics (major)
Graduate Program: Physics MPhil (Atomic and Condensed Matter Physics)
Goal: Research professor leading a group in utilizing ultracold atoms for condensed matter quantum simulation and developing new tools in quantum control.
Mentors: Prof. David Weld, Prof. Ania Jayich, Dr. Tengiz Bibilashvili, Dr. Toshihiko Shimasaki

Learn more in the UCSB Current article on Alec's award.

Alec’s unique research achievements previously earned him campus nomination and final selection in the Goldwater Scholarship competition.

For more information on the Churchill Scholarship, see the official website. Students can find UCSB-specific application and endorsement information on our Churchill Scholarship info page.

News Date: 

Thursday, March 11, 2021