Dr. Karina Jiménez García
Doctor of Science specialty in Physics (2012), Cinvestav
SNI Level I
Phone: (442) 2119900 ext. 1570
Karina Jiménez-García is a graduate of the Higher School of Physics and Mathematics of the National Polytechnic Institute. She obtained the degree of Doctor in Physical Sciences from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV, 2012), in Mexico City.
During her doctorate, Karina completed a research stay (from 2008 to 2012) at the Laser Cooling and Trapping Group led by Dr. William D. Phillips (Nobel Prize in Physics, 1997) at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) in Maryland, U.S. There she developed experimental works of manipulation of quantum systems with ultra-cold atoms for his doctoral thesis.
During her stay at JQI, Karina participated in the first experimental demonstrations of artificial fields of norm for ultra-cold neutral atoms. The result of had a great impact on the scientific community, unleashing the rapid development of this research field. Her doctoral thesis work led her to be a finalist of the "APS-DAMOP Thesis Prize" awarded by the Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society.
Her interest in mastering different aspects of the ultra-cold atomic systems led her to carry out two postdoctoral stays. The first at The University of Chicago in Illinois, United States, where she experimented with ultra-cold mixtures of lithium and cesium atoms. The second at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel in Paris, France, where she studied ultracold systems with spin internal freedom using Sodium atoms.
Karina is the author of 16 peer-reviewed journals - Nature, Nature Physics, Science and Physical Review Letters -, which have attracted more than 3,900 citations (as of 04/12/18) according to Google Scholar (h-index 13).
Being selected from more than 1000 participants and due to her academic career, Karina was awarded one of the prestigious "L'Oréal - UNESCO For Women in Science" prizes awarded by UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation (Paris, 2016).
Karina Jiménez-García is currently a Research Professor at CINVESTAV Querétaro Unit and member of the National System of Researchers (SNI-I). Her areas of interest are Experimental Physics, Atomic-Molecular and Optical Physics, Manipulation of Quantum Systems, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Optics, Bose-Einstein Condensation.
Karina is looking for outstanding, responsible and committed students to carry out experimental research on the frontier of Physical Sciences in her laboratory for Ultrafine Matter at the Queretaro Unit of CINVESTAV.