Assistant professor, Department of Physics
areas of expertise: atomic physics
Martin Zwierlein joined the Department of Physics as an assistant professor in fall 2007. He studied physics at the University of Bonn and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he received his undergraduate and master’s degree in theoretical physics in 2002. His doctoral thesis, completed in 2006, was in experimental atomic physics in the group of Wolfgang Ketterle at MIT.
His research focused on the observation of superfluidity in ultracold fermionic gases, a novel form of strongly interacting matter. From 2006-07, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Mainz in the group of Immanuel Bloch. At MIT, Zwierlein’s group studies mixtures of quantum gases as novel forms of strongly interacting matter, to find atomic analogs for high-tc superconductors and colossal magnetoresistance materials.
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