George Mason University

Karen L. Sauer


Dr. Karen L. Sauer
Department of Physics, and Astronomy
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

  • Office: Planetary Hall, Room 217
  • Office Hours: 9:30 - 11 am Tuesday, or by appointment.
  • Office Phone: (703) 993-1281
  • Dept. Fax:(703) 993-1269
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Karen L. Sauer received the B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Physics in 1992 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She pursued graduate studies in Physics at Princeton University in New Jersey, where she received the Ph.D. degree in 1998 for work on laser-polarized liquid xenon in the Atomic Physics group. She was a Chateaubriand Postdoctoral Fellow at Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, France from 1998 -2000 working on dipolar field effects in highly magnetized fluids with the Quantum Fluids group at Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel From 2000-2002 she was an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C., working on three-frequency nuclear quadrupole resonance. In Sept. 2002 she joined the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University where she is currently a Professor. She received an NSF Early Faculty CAREER award in 2006 and an NSF ADVANCE award in 2002. Her main research interests lie in experimental atomic and molecular physics, with an emphasis on magnetic resonance phenomena.

Last updated: 1/1/2019