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Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, Harvard University (expected 2021)
Focus on experimental atomic, molecular, and optical physics.
Adviser: Gerald Gabrielse.

Master of Arts, Physics, Harvard University (2017)

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude with distinction, Amherst College, Amherst, MA (2015)
Majors: Mathematics, Music, Physics. Inducted to Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi (list of courses taken).
Honors thesis in Music: In Pursuit of Feeling, a composition for 16 instruments (summa cum laude). Adviser: Eric Sawyer.
Honors thesis in Physics: In Search of New Geometries for Probing Spin-Spin Interactions (magna cum laude). Adviser: Larry Hunter.

International Baccalaureate Diploma, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Singapore (2010)
43/45 points (97% percentile worldwide)
Extended Essay in Music: The Extent of the Effectiveness of Joachim Raff’s and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Transcriptions of Bach’s Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin
Selected for official IBO publication 50 More Excellent Extended Essays

Indonesian Junior Secondary School National Diploma, Sekolah Menengah Pertama Kristen 1 BPK Penabur, Bandung, Indonesia (2006)

Indonesian Primary School Diploma, Sekolah Dasar Kristen Trimulia, Bandung, Indonesia (2003) 


  • Harvard University Machine Shop, Green Certification (2013).
  • Diploma of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM), cello performance (2009)
  • 13 completed MOOCs in Coursera in data science, machine learning, bioinformatics, philosophy, history (2015-present). List of courses.


Graduate researcher (2015-current)
ACME EDM experiment, Gabrielse Laboratory, Harvard University

Senior undergraduate researcher (2014-15)
Long range spin-spin interactions experiment, Hunter Laboratory, Amherst College

Visiting Undergraduate Fellow in Physics (2013)
ACME EDM experiment, DeMille and Doyle Laboratories, Harvard University

Summer Research Fellow, undergraduate researcher (2012-13)
Long range spin-spin interactions experiment, Hunter Laboratory, Amherst College

Other Employment

IT Supervisor (2011-13), Specialist (2013-15)
Amherst College IT Department

Physics Teaching Assistant and Grader (2011-12)
Amherst College Physics Department



  1. The ACME Collaboration: V. Andreev, D. G. Ang, D. DeMille, J. M. Doyle, G. Gabrielse, J. Haefner, N. R. Hutzler, Z. Lasner, C. Meisenhelder, B. R. O’Leary, C. D. Panda, A. D. West, E. P. West & X. Wu, “Improved limit on the electric dipole moment of the electron,” Nature 562, 355-360 (2018).
  2. S.K. Peck, N. Lane, D.G. Ang and L.R. Hunter, “Using Tensor Light Shifts to Measure and Cancel a Cell’s Quadrupolar Frequency Shift,” Physical Review A 93, 023426 (2016).
  3. L.R. Hunter, D.G. Ang, “Using Geoelectrons to Search for Velocity-Dependent Spin-Spin Interactions,” Physical Review Letters 112, 091803 (2014).
  4. L.R. Hunter, J. Gordon, S. Peck, D. Ang and J.-F. Lin, “Using the Earth as a polarized electron source to search for long-range spin-spin interactions,” Science 339, 928 (2013).


  1. L.R. Hunter, S.K. Peck, D. Ang, D.K. Kim, D. Stein, D. Orbaker, A. Foss, M.T. Hummon, J.E. Gordon, J.-F. Lin, “Bounds on LLI Violation and Long-Range Spin-Spin Interactions using Hg, Cs, and the Earth,” CPT and Lorentz Symmetry – Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting. Edited by Alan Kostelecky. World Scienti c Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., 2014, pp. 1-4
  2. D.G. Ang, “Shape and Size Matter for Projectile Drag,” Journal of the Advanced Undergraduate Physics Laboratory Investigation, Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 2 (2013).

Honors, Prizes, and Fellowships

  • Rufus B. Kellogg University Fellowship, Amherst College: $90,000 for graduate study (2015-17)
  • Joint Quantum Institute Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland (declined)
  • Stifler Prize in physics, Amherst College (2015)
  • Sundquist Prize in music composition and performance, Amherst College (2015)
  • Winner, Third Degree (National category) and Honorary Mention (International category)
    at the Golden Key Festival Piano Composition Competition. Performed the winning
    composition at Ehrbar Hall, Vienna, Austria (2014)
  • Finalist in ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Awards (2014)
  • Research on long-range spin-spin interactions was featured in the Boston Globe, Physics
    World, Popular Science, and Science Daily, among others (2014)
  • Schupf Scholarship, Amherst College (2012-15): $25,000 for independent research and projects
  • Bassett Prize in physics, Amherst College (2012)
  • Amherst College International Student Scholarship (2011-15)
  • Singapore Ministry of Education School-Based Scholarship (2007-10)

Media articles


  • Hands-on laboratory skills in building and maintaining lasers, optics, machining parts
  • Computational software: MATLAB, Mathematica, LabView, COMSOL, R
  • CAD software: Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks
  • Office software: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), LaTex
  • Musical software: Sibelius, Finale, Reason, Ableton Live, ProTools
  • Programming languages: Java


English (fluent), Indonesian (fluent), German (intermediate), Ancient Greek (beginner)


  • American Physical Society (2011-present)
  • Society of Physics Students (2011-present)

Extracurricular Activities

    • Dudley Fellow in Music and Director, World Music Ensemble (2016-present)
    • Cellist, Mather Chamber Music Program (2015-present)
    • Musician, Dudley World Music Ensemble (2015-present)


  • Gambist, Five College Early Music Program (2015)
  • Cellist, Amherst College Jazz Combo Program (2013-15)
  • Cellist, Harvard-Radcliffe MIHNUET program (summer 2013)
  • Cellist and pianist, First Baptist Church of Amherst (2011-15)
  • Cellist, Buckley Boys String Quartet, Amherst College Chamber Music Program (2011-15)
  • Principal Cellist, Amherst College Symphony Orchestra (2011-15)