Rene Gerritsma

Rene Gerritsma is principle investigator in the Hybrid atom-ion Quantum Systems group.

Van der Waals-Zeeman Instituut, Universiteit van Amsterdam
phone: +31-20-5253909
Visitors: Science Park 904, room C4.246
email: r.gerritsma at

Short CV:
Born: 1977, Vlieland, The Netherlands
Education: 1997-2002, Physics at the University of Groningen
PhD: 2002-2007, van der Waals-Zeeman Institute, University of Amsterdam
Thesis: Permanent magnetic atom chips and Bose-Einstein condensation
Post doc: 2007-2011, Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, group of Rainer Blatt
Junior scientist: 2011-2016, Institute of Physics, University Mainz, group of Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Assistant professor (UD): 2016-2019, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam
Associate professor (UHD): Since 2019, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam

Major grants:
2007: Marie-Curie fellowship
2013: ERC starting grant
2015: Vidi grant (NWO)
2017: NWO Startup grant
2021: NWO Vici grant

Selected publications:

  • Observation of chemical reactions between a trapped ion and ultracold Feshbach dimers,
    H. Hirzler, R.S. Lous, E. Trimby, J. Pérez-Ríos, A. Safavi-Naini and R. Gerritsma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 103401 (2022).
  • Buffer gas cooling of a trapped ion to the quantum regime, T. Feldker, H. Fürst, H. Hirzler, N. V. Ewald, M. Mazzanti, D. Wiater, M. Tomza and R. Gerritsma, Nature Physics 16, 413–416 (2020).
  • Observation of interactions between trapped ions and ultracold Rydberg atoms, N. V. Ewald, T. Feldker, H. Hirzler, H. Fürst, R. Gerritsma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 253401 (2019).
  • Cold hybrid ion-atom systems, Michał Tomza, Krzysztof Jachymski, Rene Gerritsma, Antonio Negretti, Tommaso Calarco, Zbigniew Idziaszek and Paul S. Julienne, Rev. Mod. Phys. 91, 035001 (2019).
  • Trapped ions in Rydberg-dressed atomic gases, T. Secker, N. Ewald, J. Joger, H. Fürst, T. Feldker and R. Gerritsma Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 263201 (2017).
  • Hexagonal plaquette spin-spin interactions and quantum magnetism in a two-dimensional ion crystal, R. Nath, M. Dalmonte, A. W. Glaetzle, P. Zoller, F. Schmidt-Kaler and R. Gerritsma, New J. Phys. 17, 065018 (2015).
  • Emulating solid-state physics with a hybrid system of ultracold ions and atoms, U. Bissbort, D. Cocks, A. Negretti, Z. Idziaszek, T. Calarco, F. Schmidt-Kaler, W. Hofstetter and R. Gerritsma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 080501 (2013).
  • Bosonic Josephson Junction Controlled by a Single Trapped Ion, R. Gerritsma, A. Negretti, H. Doerk, Z. Idziaszek, T. Calarco and F. Schmidt-Kaler, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 080402 (2012).
  • Universal digital quantum simulation with trapped ions, B. P. Lanyon, C. Hempel, D. Nigg, M. Müller, R. Gerritsma, F. Zähringer, P. Schindler, J. Barreiro, M. Rambach, G. Kirchmair, M. Hennrich, P. Zoller, R. Blatt and C. F. Roos, Science 334, 57 (2011).
  • Quantum simulation of the Klein paradox with trapped ions, R. Gerritsma, B. Lanyon, G. Kirchmair, F. Zähringer, C. Hempel, J. Casanova, J. J. García-Ripoll, E. Solano, R. Blatt and C. F. Roos, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 060503 (2011).
  • Quantum simulation of the Dirac equation, R. Gerritsma, G. Kirchmair, F. Zähringer, E. Solano, R. Blatt and C. F. Roos, Nature 463, 68 (2010).

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