- Ultracold atoms
- Laser cooling
- Many-body entanglement
- Quantum measurements
- Precision tests of physics beyond the Standard Model
- Quantum simulation and quantum computing
Professor Vladan Vuletić was born in Pec, Serbia, 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 PhD in Physics (summa cum laude) from the same institution. He then went on to work with Professor Steven Chu at Stanford University as a Lynen Fellow of the Humboldt Foundation. 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, and to Full Professor in July 2011.
Vuletić has published over 150 refereed articles in the fields of atomic physics, laser cooling and trapping, precision measurements and quantum physics. Awards include a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Fellowship of the APS, and the Marko Jarić Prize of Serbia. Research interests include ultracold atoms, laser cooling, many-body entanglement, quantum metrology, precision tests of physics beyond the Standard Model, and quantum simulation and quantum computing.
A new technique could improve the precision of atomic clocks and of quantum sensors for detecting dark matter or gravitational waves.
Awards & Honors
- 2013 // Marko Jaric Prize, Serbia
- 2013 // Outstanding Referee of the APS
- 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."
- 2004 // Outstanding Undergraduate Research Opportunities Faculty Mentor of the Year
- 2003 // Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
Entanglement on an Optical Atomic-Clock Transition. E. Pedrozo-Penafiel, S. Colombo, C. Shu, A. Adiyatullin, Z. Li, E. Mendez, B. Braverman, A. Kawasaki, D. Akamatsu, Y. Xiao, and V. Vuletić, Nature 588, 414–418 (2020).
Probing many-body dynamics on a configurable 51-atom quantum simulator. H. Bernien, S. Schwartz, A. Keesling, H. Levine, A. Omran, H. Pichler, S. Choi, A.S. Zibrov, M. Endres, M. Greiner, V. Vuletić, and M.D. Lukin, Nature 551, 579-584 (2017).
Creation of a Bose-condensed gas of rubidium 87 by laser cooling. J. Hu, A. Urvoy, Z. Vendeiro, V. Crepel, W. Chen, and V. Vuletić, Science 358, 1078-1080 (2017), supplemental information.