Conner Dailey Physics graduate student, hobby photographer

Curriculum Vitae

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Master of Science in Physics

University of Nevada, Reno August 2017 - August 2019

Advisor: Dr. Andrei Derevianko GPA: 3.845/4.00

Bachelor of Science in Physics

University of Nevada, Reno August 2014 - May 2017

Advisor: Dr. Andrei Derevianko GPA: 3.827/4.00

Secondary Education

Truckee Meadows Community College
High School August 2013 - May 2014

Edward C. Reed High School August 2010 - June 2013


  • C. Dailey, C. Bradley, D. F. J. Kimball, I. Sulai, S. Pustelny, A. Wickenbrock, and A. Derevianko. “Quantum sensor networks as exotic field telescopes for multi-messenger astronomy”. arXiv e-prints, page: arXiv:2002.04352, February 2020. Full text preprint

  • C. Dailey. “Probing exotic fields with networks of atomic clocks”. Master’s thesis, University of Nevada, Reno. August 2019. Full text

  • B. M. Roberts, G. Blewitt, C. Dailey, M. Murphy, M. Pospelov, A. Rollings, J. Sherman, W. Williams, and A. Derevianko. “Search for domain wall dark matter with atomic clocks on board global positioning system satellites”. Nature Communications, 8, October 2017. Full text

  • B. M. Roberts, G. Blewitt, C. Dailey, and A. Derevianko. “Search for transient ultralight dark matter signatures with networks of precision measurement devices using a bayesian statistics method”. Physical Review D , 97:083009, April 2018. Full text

  • E. Savalle, B. M. Roberts, F. Frank, P. Pottie, B. T. McAllister, C. Dailey, A. Derevianko, and P. Wolf. “Novel approaches to dark-matter detection using space-time separated clocks”. February 2019. Full text

  • S. Heck, A. Gatton, K. A. Larsen, W. Iskandar, E. G. Champenois, R. Strom, A. Landers, D. Reedy, C. Dailey, et. al. “Symmetry breaking in the body-fixed electron emission pattern due to electron-retroaction in the photodissociation of \(\mathrm{H}^{+2}\) and \(\mathrm{D}^{+2}\) close to threshold”. Physical Review Research , 1:033140, December 2019. Full text

Professional Research Experience

PRISMA+ Intern January 2020 - Present

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Advisor: Dr. Dmitry Budker

Graduate Research Assistant January 2018 - December 2019

University of Nevada, Reno
Advisor: Dr. Andrei Derevianko

Undergraduate Research Assistant January 2016 - May 2017

University of Nevada, Reno
Advisor: Dr. Andrei Derevianko

First-Author Conference Presentations

APS April Meeting 2019 Quarks 2 Cosmos April 2019

Denver, Colorado, USA
Session ID: L09.00006
Type: Invited Talk
Title: “Progress in dark matter search with the global positioning system”

APS Division of Atomic
and Molecular Physics Meeting 2018
June 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Session ID: M01.00081
Type: Poster Presentation
Title: “Searching for Dark Matter and Exotic Physics with Atomic Clocks and the GPS Constellation”

PhysCon 2016 November 2016

San Francisco, California, USA
Session ID: S1 - 54
Type: Poster Presentation
Title: “Preliminary steps in detecting Dark Matter with the GPS Satellite Constellation”

Affiliated Collaborations

The Global Positioning System as a Dark Matter observatory (GPS.DM)

The Global Network of Optical Magnetometers for Exotic physics (GNOME)

Honors and Awards

UNR College of Science Dean’s List 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Nevada Undergraduate Research Award 2016

2013 UNR Physics Exam Award 2013


Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

TMCC/UNR Thompson Scholarship 2014, 2015

ASUN Academic Scholarship 2015, 2016


Computer Languages: Mathematica, C++, Python, R, HTML

Software Tools: \(\mathrm{\LaTeX}\), Bash, Adobe Lightroom, MS Office

Subject Proficiencies: Bayesian statistics, special and general relativity, fundamental interactions