G. Edward Marti

Hertz Fellow: G. Edward Marti
School

University of California, Berkeley

Area of Study

Physics; Atomic Physics

Fellowship Years

2007 - 2012

Ed Marti is a postdoctoral researcher at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At JILA, Ed completed an evaluation of the strontium lattice clock, the world’s most accurate and stable clock. The latest generation of clocks should be accurate to the gravitational redshift of a few centimeter change in altitude on Earth. Now he is developing a new apparatus that will use the precise control of clocks to study unusual phases of interacting ultracold fermionic atoms.

Ed attended undergraduate and graduate school, as a Hertz Fellow, at University of California, Berkeley. During his PhD thesis, Ed constructed a machine that trapped Bose-Einstein condensates in novel geometries and precisely measured how subtle magnetic interactions could change the dynamics of these ultracold atoms.

Thesis:

2014 - Scalar and Spinor Excitations in a Ferromagnetic Bose-Einstein Condensate