Vladan Vuletić

Lester Wolfe Professor of Physics
Research interests lie in many-body quantum mechanics and the experimental implementation of entangled many-body states.
Research Areas
Assistant: Joanna K. Welch
Assistant Phone: (617) 253-6830

Research Interests

Laser cooling and trapping, quantum physics, quantum entanglement, quantum optics, quantum information processing.

Biographical Sketch

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.

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 // APS Fellowship "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"
  • 2003-04 // Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
  • 2003 // Lester Wolfe Career Development Chair

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