Martin Zwierlein

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Martin Wolfram Zwierlein (born November 5, 1977 in Hamburg ) is a German physicist (atomic physics, quantum optics).

Zwierlein studied in Bonn and Paris ( Ècole normal supérieure , DEA 2002) and received his doctorate in 2006 from Wolfgang Ketterle at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a dissertation on the observation of superfluidity in atomic Fermigases (High-Temperature Suprafluidity in an Ultra-Cold Fermi Gas). As a post-doctoral student , he worked with Immanuel Bloch at the University of Mainz . In 2007 he became an assistant professor at MIT with a full professorship from 2013. For 2019, he received a Humboldt professorship .

He is concerned with ultra-cold, strongly interacting Fermigases of atoms and molecules with which he simulated superfluidity (high-temperature superfluidity and fermionic superfluidity with unbalanced spin populations, partly with Ketterle) and other solid-state phenomena. One goal is the simulation of high-temperature superconductors with ultra-cold gases in optical lattices and, in this context, the study of the Fermi- Hubbard model . He was also involved in a study that was the first to observe the behavior of individual atoms in ultracold gases. In 2003, he was also involved in the observation of Bose-Einstein condensation in molecules in Ketterle's group .

In 2016 he was elected a member of the American Physical Society . In 2007 he received the Klung Wilhelmy Science Prize for his proof of superfluidity in quantum gases and in 2017 the II Rabi Prize for outstanding studies on ultracold Fermigases, including precision measurements of the equation of state, the observation of superfluidity, solitons, eddies and polarons, the realization of a Microscope for fermions in a lattice and the production of chemically stable polar molecules . In 2010 he received a Presidential Early Career Award.

Fonts (selection)

  • with Stan, Schunck, Raupach, Gupta, Ketterle: Observation of Bose-Einstein condensation of molecules, Phys. Rev. Letters, Vol. 91, 2003, p. 250401, Arxiv
  • with Stan, Schunck, Raupach, Kerman, Ketterle: Condensation of Pairs of Fermionic Atoms near a Feshbach Resonance, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 92, 2004, p. 120403, Arxiv
  • mit Abo-Shaeer, Schirotzek, Schunck, Ketterle: Vortices and superfluidity in a strongly interacting Fermi gas, Nature, Volume 435, 2005, p. 1047, Arxiv
  • with Schirotzek, Schunck, Ketterle: Fermionic superfluidity with imbalanced spin populations and the quantum phase transition to the normal state, Science, Volume 311, 2006, pp. 492-496, Arxiv
  • with Schunck, Schirotzek, Ketterle: Direct observation of the superfluid phase transition in ultracold Fermi gases, Nature, Volume 442, 2006, p. 54, Arxiv
  • with Ketterle: Making, probing and understanding ultracold Fermi gases, Enrico Fermi Course, 2008, Arxiv
  • with Schirotzek, Wu, Sommer: Observation of Fermi polarons in a tunable Fermi liquid of ultracold atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol. 102, 2009, p. 230402, Arxiv
  • with Sommer, Ku, Roati: Universal Spin Transport in a Strongly Interacting Fermi Gas, Nature, Volume 472, 2011, pp. 201-204, Arxiv
  • with Ku, Sommer, Cheuk: Revealing the superfluid lambda transition in the universal thermodynamics of a unitary Fermi gas, Science, Volume 335, 2012, pp. 563-567, Arxiv
  • with LW Cheuk u. a .: Spin-injection spectroscopy of a spin-orbit coupled Fermi gas, Phys. Rev. Letters, Volume 109, 2012, p. 095302, Arxiv

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Prabook
  2. Cheuk, Zwierlein u. a .: Observation of Spatial Charge and Spin Correlations in the 2D Fermi-Hubbard Model, Science, Volume 353, 2016, pp. 1260-1264, Arxiv
  3. Cheuk, Zwierlein u. a .: A Quantum Gas Microscope for Fermionic Atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett., Volume 114, 2015, p. 193001, Arxiv
  4. Laudation: For seminal studies of ultracold Fermi gases, including precision measurements of the equation of state, the observation of superfluidity, solitons, vortices, and polarons, the realization of a microscope for fermions in a lattice; and the production of chemically stable polar molecules.