Published Work

PublicationsStudent PresentationsPI Presentations



Mossman, M.E., Bersano, T.M., Forbes, M.M., & Engels, P., “Gravitational caustics in an atom laser” Nat Commun 12, 7226 (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-27555-3


M. E. Mossman, E. S. Delikatny, M. M. Forbes & P. Engels, “Shock Waves in a Superfluid with Higher-Order Dispersion,” Phys. Rev. A 102, 053310 (2020) as an Editor’s Suggestion. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.102.053310


Maren E. Mossman, Junpeng Hou, Xi-Wang Luo, Chuanwei Zhang & Peter Engels, “Experimental realization of a non-magnetic one-way spin switch,” published in Nat Commun. 10, 3381 (2019) as an Editor’s Highlight piece.

M. E. Mossman, Mark Hoefer, Keith Julien, Panos Kevrekidis & Peter Engels, “Turbulence-induced viscous dissipation in quantum mechanical piston shock,” published in Nat Commun. 9(1), 4665 (2018).

M. A. Khamehchi, Khalid Hossain, M. E. Mossman, Yongping Zhang, Thomas Busch, Michael McNeil Forbes & Peter Engels, “Negative-mass hydrodynamics in a spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensate,” published in Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 155301 (2017) as an Editor’s Choice piece.

Yongping Zhang, Maren Elizabeth Mossman, Thomas Busch, Peter Engels & Chuanwei Zhang, “Properties of Spin-Orbit Coupled Bose-Einstein Condensates,” review paper published in Frontiers of Physics 11, 118103 (2016).

M. A. Khamehchi, Chunlei Qu, M. E. Mossman, Chuanwei Zhang & Peter Engels, “Spin-momentum coupled Bose-Einstein condensates with lattice-band psuedospins,” published in Nat Commun. 7, 10867 (2016).

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Student Presentations

Judith Gonzalez Sorribes, Lee Lennon, Danielle Smith, and Maren Mossman, “A new ultracold quantum gas experiment at the University of San Diego,” 53rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, May 30, 2022. (Poster)

Judith, DAMOP 2022, during the poster session

PI Presentations


Maren Mossman, Ryan Corbin, Michael McNeil Forbes, & Peter Engels, “Interferometric imaging with an atom laser,” 53rd Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, June 3, 2022. (Talk)

Maren Mossman, “A path to the ultracold: How trying new things can lead to your passion,” SPS Zone 18 Zone Meeting, April 23, 2022. (Invited talk)

Maren Mossman, Michael Forbes & Peter Engels, Shock Wave Stabilization in Superfluids with Higher-Order Dispersion, 2021 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics Annual Meeting Minisymposium on Recent Advancements in Dispersive Hydrodynamics, July 22, 2021. (Invited talk)

Maren Mossman, Thomas Bersano, Michael McNeil Forbes & Peter Engels, “Demonstration of fold and cusp caustics with a quasi-continuous atom laser,” 52nd Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Virtual Conference, June 1, 2021. (Talk)

Maren Mossman, “From Mars to atoms: my path to becoming a physicist,” talk given to the Pre-Med Club at Oak Hills High School, Apr 28, 2021. (Invited Talk)


Maren Mossman & P. Engels, “Observation of hypersonic flow dynamics with Bose-Einstein condensates,” talk at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Virtual Conference, June 4, 2020. (Talk)

Maren Mossman, Quantum Technologies at WSU: A cold atom unidirectional spin-switch device, Northwest Quantum Nexus workshop for Quantum Computing, Sensing and Simulation with Cold Atoms, Washington State University, Pullman, WA Feb 21, 2020. (Invited Talk)

M. E. Mossman & Peter Engels, Optically induced hydrodynamics in a spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensate, 50th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Milwaukee, WI, 29 May 2019. (Talk)

DAMOP, May 2019

PhD Defense, April 2019

M. E. Mossman, Nonlinear dynamics and shock structures in elongated Bose-Einstein condensates, Pullman, WA, 15 April 2019. (Ph.D. defense)

M. E. Mossman, R. Chapurin, X. Xie, M. Van de Graaf, J.Ye, J. D’Incao, P. Engels & E. A. Cornell, Optimized parameter regimes for the investigation of Efimov studies on CAL, NASA Fundamental Physics and Quantum Technology Workshop, Washington, DC, 9 April 2019. (Poster)

Maren Mossman & Peter Engels, Experimental demonstration of a unidirectional spin switch in a spintronic device, WSU GPSA Research Expo and Showcase, Pullman, WA. Prize for 3rd place in Physical and Social Science category, 28 March 2019. (Poster Presentation Competition)

Maren Mossman & Peter Engels, Dynamics of a spin-orbit coupled Bose-Einstein condensate in the presence of a moving barrier, 49th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 31 May 2018. (Talk)

Maren Mossman, Mark Hoefer & Peter Engels, Turbulence induced viscous dissipation in a quantum mechanical piston shock, Coherent Control of Complex Quantum Systems workshop, Okinawa, Japan, 18 April 2018. (Poster)

Maren Mossman, Peter Engels, Jose D’Incao & Eric Cornell, Quantum Droplets in Microgravity, NASA Fundamental Physics Workshop, La Jolla, CA, 10 April 2018. (Poster)

Maren Mossman & Peter Engels, The Quantum Mechanical Piston Shock: Superfluidity and Turbulence in Ultracold Gases, WSU Academic Showcase, Pullman, WA, 29 March 2018. (Poster)

WSU Showcase, March 2018

Maren E. Mossman, Using Ultracold Atoms to Model Quantum Mechanics, WSU College of Arts & Sciences 3 Minute Thesis competition, Pullman, WA, 20 March 2018. (Talk competition)

M. E. Mossman, Peter Engels, Jose D’Incao & Eric Cornell, Microgravity Studies of Few-Body Physics. 33rd Annual Meeting of the ASGSR, Seattle, WA, 27 Oct 2017. (Talk)

Maren Mossman, Mark Hoefer, Keith Julien, Panos Kevrekidis & Peter Engels, Dissipative hydrodynamics in a quantum-fluid piston shock. 48th Annual DAMOP Meeting, Sacramento, CA, 8 June 2017. (Talk)

DAMOP, June 2017

Maren Mossman, Jose D’Incao, Peter Engels, Deborah Jin & Eric Cornell, Modelling Few-Body Physics in Microgravity. NASA Fundamental Physics Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA, 1 June 2017. (Poster)

Maren Mossman, Peter Engels, Jose D’Incao, Deborah Jin & Eric Cornell, Efimov studies in an ultracold cloud of K-39 atoms in microgravity. WSU Academic Showcase, Pullman, WA, 31 Mar 2017. (Poster)

Maren Mossman, Efimov physics in microgravity: Experimental design and numerical models of an ultracold cloud of 39-K atoms, Masters Defense, Pullman, WA, October 2016. (Defense)

Masters Defense, Oct 2016

Maren Mossman, Peter Engels, Jose D’Incao, Deborah Jin & Eric Cornell, Investigation of few-body physics with NASA’s CAL: A precision measurement of Efimov physics in microgravity. NASA Fund. Phys. Workshop, Dana Point, CA, 12 Apr 2016. (Poster)

Peter Engels, Maren Mossman, Jose D’Incao, Deborah Jin & Eric Cornell, Few-Body Studies in Microgravity. NASA/JPL CAL Project Science Concept Review, 18 Feb 2016. (Invited Talk)

Maren E. Mossman, M. A. Khamehchi & Peter Engels, Excitation spectrum of Bose-Einstein condensates with modified dispersion. 46th Annual DAMOP Meeting, Columbus, OH, 10 June 2015. (Poster)

Maren E. Mossman, M. A. Khamehchi & Peter Engels, Engineering dispersion relations: Floquet-Bloch states in a Bose-Einstein condensate. 16th Annual Meeting of the NW Section of the APS, Pullman, WA, 15 May 2015. (Talk)

Maren Mossman & Peter Engels, The Coldest Place in Space: Ultracold Science on the ISS. OSA/SPIE Graduate Student Lecture Series, Pullman, WA, 13 Mar 2015. (Invited Talk)

Maren Mossman, Jose D’Incao, Deborah Jin, Peter Engels & Eric Cornell, The Coldest Place in Space: Bose-Einstein Condensates on the ISS. WSU Wiley Research Competition, Pullman, WA, 20 Feb 2015. (Talk Competition)