Markus Greiner

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Mailing Address

Harvard University, Department of Physics
Jefferson 353
17 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Markus Greiner recieved his PhD from Ludwig Maximilians Universität in 2003. He has been a member of the Harvard physics faculty since 2005. Markus is a co-founder and Board member of QuEra Computing, a Boston-area startup.

Selected Publications (View All)

Quantum critical behaviour at the many-body localization transition

M. N. Rispoli, A. Lukin, R. Schittko, S. Kim, M. E. Tai, J. Léonard, M. Greiner
Nature 573, 385-389 (2019)

String patterns in the doped Hubbard model

C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, Annabelle Bohrdt, M. Xu, Michael Knap, Eugene Demler, Fabian Grusdt, M. Greiner, D. Greif
Science 365, 251-256 (2019)

Probing entanglement in a many-body-localized system

A. Lukin, M. N. Rispoli, R. Schittko, M. E. Tai, A. M. Kaufman, J. Léonard, M. Greiner
Science 364, 256-260 (2019)

Microscopy of the interacting Harper-Hofstadter model in the two-body limit

M. E. Tai, A. Lukin, M. N. Rispoli, R. Schittko, T. Menke, D. Borgnia, P. M. Preiss, F. Grusdt, A. M. Kaufman, M. Greiner
Nature 546, 519-523 (2017)

A cold-atom Fermi-Hubbard antiferromagnet

A. Mazurenko, C. S. Chiu, G. Ji, M. F. Parsons, M. Kanasz-Nagy, R. Schmidt, F. Grusdt, E. Demler, D. Greif, M. Greiner
Nature 545, 462-466 (2017)

Quantum thermalization through entanglement in an isolated many-body system

A. M. Kaufman, M. E. Tai, A. Lukin, M. N. Rispoli, R. Schittko, P. M. Preiss, M. Greiner
Science 353, 794-800 (2016)

Probing the Superfluid-to-Mott Insulator Transition at the Single-Atom Level

W. S. Bakr, A. Peng, M. E. Tai, R. Ma, J. Simon, J. Gillen, S. Fölling, L. Pollet, M. Greiner
Science 329, 547-550 (2010)

Observation of resonance condensation of fermionic atom pairs

C. A. Regal, M. Greiner, D. S. Jin
Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 040403 (2004)

Quantum Phase Transition from a Superfluid to a Mott Insulator in a Gas of Ultracold Atoms

M. Greiner, O. Mandel, T. Esslinger, T.W. Hänsch, and I. Bloch
Nature 415, (39 - 44) (2002)

Awards and Fellowships

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2017
  • I.I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics, 2013
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow, 2011.
  • Winner of the thesis award of the American Physical Society (APS), DAMOP 2004.
  • Winner of the William L. McMillan Award (University of Illinois) for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics.

Research Experience

01/12 – present
Professor of Physics at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
7/10 – 01/12
Associate Professor of Physics at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
8/05 – 07/10
Assistant Professor of Physics at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
4/03 – 8/05
Postdoctoral research position at JILA, Boulder, Colorado, in group of Deborah Jin
  • Creation of a fermionic condensate of ultracold atoms. This condensate of generalized Cooper pairs is considered to be the first realization of a fermionic superfluid in the strongly interacting BCS-BEC crossover regime
  • Realization of a molecular Bose-Einstein condensate created from an ultracold gas of fermionic atoms.
3/00 – 4/03
PhD in experimental Physics, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich
  • Bose-Einstein condensates in three-dimensional optical lattices.
  • Quantum Phase transition from a superfluid to a Mott insulator in a ultracold gas of atoms.
  • Collapse and revival of the matter wave field of a Bose-Einstein condensate.
  • Spin elective transport in optical lattices: Creation of large scale entanglement of atoms in optical lattices via cold coherent collisions.
  • Creation of Molecules via photo-association in an optical lattice.
  • Conception and realization of the experiments and theoretical calculations; in the group of T. Hänsch, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich and Max-Planck Institut fùr Quantenoptik, Garching.
  • This thesis was awarded the prize of the American Physical Society for the best thesis in AMO physics, DAMOP 2004 and the William L. McMillan Award for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics.
1/99 – 2/00
Diploma Thesis in experimental Physics
  • Transport of magnetically trapped atoms: a simple approach to Bose-Einstein condensation.
  • Development of a new scheme for a Bose-Einstein condensate apparatus for optical lattice experiments; design and set up of the apparatus; in the group of T. Hänsch, Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich

Thesis

Ultracold quantum gases in three-dimensional optical lattice potentials
2003, PhD Thesis
Magnetischer Transfer von Atomen ein Weg zur einfachen Bose-Einstein-Kondensation
2000, Masters Thesis