Ben Bartlett


I am gay and I am a physicist.//


I’m a PhD student applied physics at Stanford University, where I work on problems in nanophotonics, machine learning, and quantum optics. I graduated from Caltech with a BS in physics and computer science in 2017.

When I’m working, I spend most of my time thinking about how to trick photons into doing computations. My research involves designing reprogrammable nanophotonic circuits that use light to perform high-speed matrix multiplication and quantum information tasks.

Outside of research, I enjoy making math animations, playing piano, video games, and painting.