Professor Maris has a number of research interests, including: studies of superfluid hydrodynamics using magnetically-levitated helium drops; quantum nucleation of bubbles in liquid helium at negative pressure; tests of quantum measurement theory using electrons in liquid helium; and ultrafast optical studies of solids including picosecond ultrasonic measurements on thin films and nanostructures.

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Professor Maris came to Brown in 1965 after two years as a postdoctoral research associate at Case Institute of Technology. He is a 1960 graduate of Imperial College, London, where he also received the Ph.D. in 1963, before coming to the United States. In 1972 and 1973 he was a visiting professor at the University of East Anglia in England and at Chalmers Institute of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden. He has carried out research at the Max Planck Institute in Grenoble, University of Tokyo, University of Paris, Centro Atomico Bariloche in Argentina, Institute for Physical Problems in Moscow, the Ecole Normale in Paris, and the University of Hokkaido. He is currently the Hazard Professor of Physics at Brown.

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Humphrey Maris
A look into the lab: exploding electron bubbles
Brown physicist proposes that electron may be split in two

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Collaborators at other institutions:
Sebastien Balibar, Ecole Normale, Paris
Frederic Caupin, Ecole Normale, Paris
Manuel Barranco, University of Barcelona, Spain
Marti Pi, University of Barcelona, Spain

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