Chris Hughes

2021 NeURO Trainee
Departments of Physics and Philosophy

Chris Hughes ('23) is a sophomore at Stanford double majoring in Physics and Philosophy. From a young age, Chris was interested in fundamental questions, and this led to a strong interest in both subjects. During the summer before college, Chris worked as a research intern at the Air Force Research Laboratories in the Cold Atom Lab. Since arriving at Stanford, he has been working in the Kasevich group researching novel lidar techniques utilizing pockels cell based electro-optic switching. Through his coursework related to the philosophy of mind, Chris has developed a strong interest in neuroscience. He is especially interested in questions related to sensory perception and processing. To gauge his interest in a neuroscience career, Chris is participating in the NeURO fellowship.