Markus Greiner

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Markus Greiner
Born (1973-08-20) August 20, 1973 (age 41)
Hannover, Germany
Residence USA
Nationality German
Fields Physics
Institutions Harvard University
Alma mater Ludwig-Maximilians University
Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics
Doctoral advisor Theodor Hänsch
Known for Optical Lattices, Mott Insulator
Notable awards Otto-Klung-Weberbank-Preis 2005
William L. McMillan Award 2005
MacArthur Fellow 2011
I. Rabi Prize in Atomic, Molecular or Optical Physics 2013

Markus Greiner is a German physicist. He is the winner of the thesis award of the American Physical Society 2004 and of the William L. McMillan Award 2005 for outstanding contributions in condensed matter physics. He was named a 2011 MacArthur Fellow[1]

He studied under the 2005 Nobel Laureate Theodor Hänsch at the Ludwig-Maximilians University and at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, where he received his diploma in physics. The diploma thesis was entitled ”Transport of magnetically trapped atoms: a simple approach to Bose-Einstein condensation”. He earned his PhD for his work on "Bose-Einstein condensates in three-dimensional optical lattices" at the same institution. He then moved to the United States and from 2003 - 2005 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Institute for Astrophysics (JILA) in Boulder, Colorado. There, he worked on the creation of a fermionic condensate of ultracold atoms. He is a Professor of Physics at Harvard University.


  1. ^ "MacArthur Fellows Program: Meet the 2011 Fellows". September 20, 2011. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 

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