MS’s Short Profile

Max grew up in picturesque Schwangau, Germany. He did his undergraduate studies in physics at Freie Universität Berlin, including a bachelor thesis with the CNRS in Strasbourg, France. Subsequently, he joined the physics master programme at the University of Heidelberg, whereof he spent the final year in Zoran Hadzibabic’s group at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK, working on gray-molasses cooling of potassium-39.

Once finished, he took some months off to explore South America before starting his Ph.D. in the group of Francesca Ferlaino in March 2017.

MS’s CV at a glance

Mar 2017 – present Ph.D. student in the Er-Dy lab
Nov 2015 – Oct 2016 Master thesis with Zoran Hadzibabic at University of Cambridge
Oct 2014 – Nov 2016 Master studies at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Apr 2011 – Aug 2013 Bachelor studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Université de Strasbourg

MS‘s Publications

[6]Two-dimensional supersolidity in a dipolar quantum gas,
M. A. Norcia, C. Politi, L. Klaus, E. Poli, M. Sohmen, M. J. Mark, R. Bisset, L. Santos, F. Ferlaino,
Nature, 596, 357-361, 2021. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[5]Birth, life, and death of a dipolar supersolid,
M. Sohmen, C. Politi, L. Klaus, L. Chomaz, M. J. Mark, M. A. Norcia, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 126, 233401, 2021. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[4]Phase coherence in out-of-equilibrium supersolid states of ultracold dipolar atoms,
P. Ilzhöfer, M. Sohmen, G. Durastante, C. Politi, A. Trautmann, G. Natale, G. Morpurgo, T. Giamarchi, L. Chomaz, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino,
Nature Physics, 17, 356-361, 2021. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[3]Feshbach Resonances in an Erbium-Dysprosium Dipolar Mixture,
G. Durastante, C. Politi, M. Sohmen, P. Ilzhöfer, M. J. Mark, M. A. Norcia, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. A, 102, 033330, 2020. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[2]Long-lived and transient supersolid behaviors in dipolar quantum gases,
L. Chomaz, D. Petter, P. Ilzhöfer, G. Natale, A. Trautmann, C. Politi, G. Durastante, R. M. W. van Bijnen, A. Patscheider, M. Sohmen, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. X, 9, 021012, 2019. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]
[1]Dipolar Quantum Mixtures of Erbium and Dysprosium Atoms,
A. Trautmann, P. Ilzhöfer, G. Durastante, C. Politi, M. Sohmen, M. J. Mark, F. Ferlaino,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 121, 213601, 2018. [more] [pdf] [doi] [arXiv]

Conferences, workshops, & schools

Sep 2017 Minerva School on Quantum Dipolar Gases in Atomic and Condensed Matter Systems, Jerusalem, Israel