Charles D. Brown II

Charles D. Brown II

Current Positions
Director At Large, AIP Board of Directors  

Charles D. Brown II is an Assistant Professor of Physics and director of the Brown Research Group at Yale University. Charles is an experimental atomic and condensed matter physicist with expertise in the physics of quantum gasses, quantum liquids and analog quantum simulation of solid-state materials. He received his undergraduate degree in physics with honors from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale. Charles was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley prior to his faculty position at Yale.

In recent years, Charles has won a number of awards, including: a 2024 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program award; the 2023 Joseph A. Johnson Award for Excellence; the 2022 UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Civic Engagement.