Laser cooling and trapping, quantum physics, quantum entanglement, quantum optics, quantum information processing.
Professor Vladan Vuletić was born in Pec, Yugoslavia, and educated in Germany. In 1992, he earned the Physics Diploma with highest honors from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and in 1997, a Ph.D. in Physics (summa cum laude) from the same institution.
While a postdoctoral researcher with the Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching, Germany, Professor Vuletić accepted a Lynen Fellowship at Stanford University in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Stanford and in June 2003 accepted an Assistant Professorship in Physics at MIT. He was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2004. He was promoted to Full Professor in July 2011.
The design, which uses entangled atoms, could help scientists detect dark matter and study gravity’s effect on time.
Awards & Honors
- 2012 // American Physical Society Fellow "for pioneering advances across AMO physics, including quantum information and precision measurement with atomic ensembles, cavity QED, atomic collisions and Casimir forces for atom condensates near surfaces."
- 2003 // Sloan Research Fellowship
- 2003 // Lester Wolfe Career Development Chair
A list of Professor Vuletić’s publications is available on the Vuletić Research Group web site.